“Microsoft could re-think plans to phase out its Windows XP operating system by June 30 if customers show they want to keep it but so far they have not, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said,” Reuters reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Delusional, mouth-powered-bulb-lighting, one-lucky-dorm-assignment, coattail-riding, monkey-boy-dancing, tongue-flapping, unqualified, bad-decision-making, crazy-ass… May he stay Microsoft’s CEO for as long as it takes!

Reuters continues, “‘XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies we can always wake up smarter but right now we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments,’ Ballmer told a news conference on Thursday.”

MacDailyNews Take: “Wake up smarter?” Typical CEO-speak nonsense. And, to anyone who says that Bill Gates is smart, we need only offer up his choice of CEO in rebuttal. We’d only be wrong if Gates’ secret goal is to see the company decimated within his lifetime.

Reuters continues, “Ballmer was speaking at a news conference called to announce the establishment of an ‘innovation centre’ in the Belgian city of Mons.”

MacDailyNews Take: What’s this “innovation centre” got, a direct satellite feed of Apple’s R&D department in Cupertino, CA? Or is it just a FedEx delivery point for Apple’s latest OSes, hardware, and applications like they have in Redmond?

Reuters continues in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Shawn P” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Note: The Associated Press reports that “Some 160,000 people already have signed an online Save XP Web petition who want Microsoft to keep selling it until the next version of Windows is released, currently targeted for 2010.” Full article here.