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[2]: new Idea
by No it isnt on Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE: new Idea"
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Windows used to have great backwards and forwards compatibility, but it's not been the case for God knows how long. Hell, I can't even get some "certified for Windows Vista" games to run correctly under Windows 7 (most notably Saints Row II).

I'm not sure dropping WinNT for Linux or BSD would make anything better, though. OS X/Darwin would be madness, as it doesn't even have a modern file system.

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