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[4]: new Idea
by Dano on Mon 16th Sep 2013 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: new Idea"
Dano
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Some of us have DOS apps that still run. Funny how people complain about compatibility and in a second breath talk about how bloated Windows is and that MS should start fresh. I think MS did an amazing job dragging Windows into the future without breaking compatibility. Most of the apps that don't run on Win 7/8 is because they were poorly written in the first place.

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