Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 16th Sep 2013 17:45 UTC
Windows PC Magazine reports that bookies at the Ladbrokes betting service give 1:4 odds that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be the next Microsoft CEO. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg comes in second place with 7:1 odds against, while Steven Sinofsky, previously head of the Windows division, comes in third at 12:1 odds against.

Without intending any disrespect, I can't imagine a worse choice for the next CEO than Mr. Elop. His blind fealty to Windows at Nokia cost the stock an 85% drop on his watch. Microsoft needs new directions and new ideas, not another Windows loyalist.
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RE: new Idea
by drcouzelis on Mon 16th Sep 2013 18:49 UTC in reply to "new Idea"
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What about a completely radical idea involving dropping the windows code base and migrating to a BSD, Linux or OS X etc.?

Doing that could bring many benefits, but I don't think it would even be considered unless there was a way to allow almost all current Windows applications to be installed and run correctly on it.

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