The many funny faces of Steve Ballmer (photos) Summary: In Steve Ballmer's 13 years as CEO of Microsoft, we've seen that he's not afraid to attract attention - and he's not afraid to clown around. By Andy Smith | August 23, 2013 -- 18:18 GMT (11:18 PDT) Previous | Next Image 20 of 27 No, Steve isn't a car mechanic on the side. He's visiting Ford CEO Alan Mulally at CES 2010 who is introducing Ford's Touch and Sync. Probably the most controversial product developed during Ballmer's time as Microsoft's chief is Windows Vista. in early 2008 Ballmer was defending the OS as a "work in progress" but had given up on it later in the year as Windows 7 neared. One of Ballmer's current goals is to get Microsoft a head start in cloud computing. Source: Seattle Times Topics: Steve Ballmer: The Exit Interview, Microsoft Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.