Microsoft CEO says changing market not a danger

* Says Windows will be used in tablets PCs

* Says transition from PCs could be even better for co

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif, June 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Microsoft
Corp (MSFT.O: ) Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said the
transition from PCs to smartphones and tablets is a time of
“potential tumult” in the technology industry, but said the
software maker will continue to prosper in the changing
market.

Ballmer said that Microsoft’s Windows operating system,
currently used in the vast majority of the world’s PCs, will be
featured on the new breed of touchscreen tablet PCs.

“Depending on what you’re trying to get done with the
device at different times, there will be people who absolutely
will want the comfortable and familiar look of Windows,” said
Ballmer at the All Things Digital conference on Thursday, where
he appeared on stage along with Microsoft Chief Software
Architect Ray Ozzie.

Apple Inc (Read more about Apple stock future.) (AAPL.O: ) has taken the lead in the nascent tablet
market, selling more than 2 million of its iPad tablets in
about two months. Apple also recently surpassed Microsoft in
market value.

“There’s nothing bad for us in the trend,” Ballmer said of
consumers’ tastes for new Internet-connected gadgets like
tablets and smartphones.

“We are moving from a world that’s fundamentally good for
us to a world that could be even better,” he said.

Ballmer also said that business in developing countries has
started to come back and spending by businesses on technology
appears to be recovering.

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(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic, editing by Gerald E.
McCormick)

Microsoft CEO says changing market not a danger