In Pictures: CEOs Microsoft missed

In Satya Nadella, Microsoft played it sensible. Here are the Ballmer successors we tech wags wanted to make our Redmond-flogging jobs a little easier

Cringely’s top 10 finalists for Microsoft CEO Discussion, speculation, uncaring frivolity -- it's all fair game when it comes to assessing Microsoft’s choice of Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO. How might Nadella right the Windows wrongs? What kind of voodoo will Redmond haters perform to hex the new head honcho? What should the street name of the new emperor of the evil empire be?

But the real question on everyone’s lips is: Who would Cringely have hired? After all, years of being head public Microsoft scourge has given me unique insights into how Microsoft should be run for our best whipping-post amusement. Here’s the short list of who should have been chosen, organized in descending order of “Cringely viability.”

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