Jim Allchin, one of Vista's chief developers who once famously declared in an internal E-mail that Microsoft had "lost its way" and that he'd "buy a Mac today if I wasn't working for Microsoft", has retired from the company.

Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, had said he would retire on the day that Vista was launched and stayed true to his word on Tuesday.
Allchin was a member of Microsoft's Senior Leadership Team, responsible for developing Microsoft's core direction along with Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.
He joined Microsoft in 1990 with the initial charter of driving the company's networking product strategy.