Whispers are racing about the possible return of Bill Gates to the helm of Microsoft. A source said that the co-founder and former chief executive is considering taking his old job back. Industry response has been mixed, with some saying Gates' return could help increase the company's stock price, which has suffered during CEO Steve Ballmer's tenure. But Nicholas Kolakowski writes that Gates' return is unlikely -- and would only serve to create needless upheaval.

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