Bill Gates announced he is coming out of retirement to head up the new start-up called "Macrosoft" in his bid to compete with the software giant Microsoft, the company he founded.
"There is no one else to compete with except Microsoft after they virtually eliminated all other competition." said Gates at a recent press conference.
Macrosoft's flagship product named "Doors 2008" is already under development. It is planned to be released in 2011.
"We named our new operating system, Doors because we plan to shut them out!" said Gates, "It is easy to break Windows but much harder to break Doors".
When asked whether Doors will be open or not. Gates replied, "Open Doors are not good, anyone can come in. No, these will be locked Doors."
Regarding the challenge of displacing the near monopoly of Microsoft, Gates said, "This reminds me of the time when I was a pimply-faced kid and they told me IBM was SO powerful. Has everyone forgotten the screw job I gave them?"
The Macrosoft start-up is anything but ordinary. Funded by Gate's massive wealth, it does represent a potential challenge to the entrenched Microsoft.
Steven Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft (you know, the bald guy) had this to say about Gates. "I knew that his retirement was a sham and he was just laying low, like a snake in the grass, making his plans to take over the world. The guy just can not stop. There is never enough for a guy like him. I wish he were dead or worked for Apple or something."
Meanwhile, Microsoft's new product Vista, which was already supposed to be in stores, is nowhere to be seen. Early alpha-testers are still waiting for their test systems to boot-up, which takes like what seems to be forever, before being able to comment.