Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
Microsoft Big and surprising news this morning. Some considered him the crown prince of the Microsoft empire, slated to take over after Ballmer's eventual departure, but this morning, Steven Sinofsky announced his resignation from Microsoft. His role will be taken over by Julie-Larson Green. Persistent sources indicate that we're looking at a Forstall-esque situation; Sinofsky was, supposedly, not a good team player.
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RE: Also worth noting:
by reduz on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:47 UTC in reply to "Also worth noting:"
reduz
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It is my analysis that the Sinofsky departure had nothing to do with Windows 8, Metro, or Surface. Be that sales (which 75% of retailers say is on track, and 25% say is above expectations) or it as a whole.


You are too inexperienced, Nelson. It's too early to tell whether the product will catch on or be a flop. Right now it's mostly early adopters, but early adopters are always a niche(People like you that loves Microsoft and everything Windows related and does compulsive-buy).
The real test for Windows 8 will be whether uses and companies will want to move to it. Companies are out of the picture for now because most just moved to Windows 7 (and they are not the real target for the OS anyway).
So, success or not will be determined in the long term by how much are users interested in products with Windows 8.

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