So with a 1% stake in shares, they hope to incite a revolt against Ballmer and his (dropped to) 95% support from the Board? He's got some spinning to do. The problem with trying to be more like Apple is that Apple still hasn't come out with anything really "new" or "innovative" since Jobs died. Each work is building on a Jobs-era product and that is only going to last "so" long. Microsoft seems to suffer from "two-steps forward, one step back" syndrome and I am not sure a new chief would change that.