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: Honest question
by orestes on Tue 17th Sep 2013 09:11 UTC in reply to "Honest question"
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If MS goes to hell who precisely do you think fills the role of OEM OS of choice? Do we completely fail to comprehend the complexities of the Linux ecosystem and say this is finally the year everything up to now gets retconned and a shiny new Linux overlord emerges? Do we trust Google and the cloud idiots? Or worse do the convergence whores convince us that the PC is dead and a leatherman really is a better choice than a box of single purpose tools? Or maybe Apple decides to piss on Steve's corpse and license OS X after all?

Edited 2013-09-17 09:13 UTC

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