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Microsoft's UK chief is quitting because he feels he is too wrinkly for the job. At 51, David Svendsen is stepping down from the post of UK chairman for the software giant just as it launches its flagship operating system. He will be replaced on 1 March by current Microsoft MD Neil Holloway, 39, who was described by one company insider as "the hero of Microsoft's marketing department" in today's Times. Svendsen, who will not be taking up another full-time position, said: "Sixteen years at Microsoft is a long time. I could go on, but this is a young person's game." Svendsen, chairman for 20 months and before that UK MD for ten years, will continue his role as chairman of corporate development on the board of childrens' charity the NSPCC. Holloway -- with ten years at Microsoft already under his belt -- is today launching the company's two-day event in London for the release of Windows 2000. ® Related Story Linux troops expected to rally for W2K launch

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