Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Dec 2013 22:10 UTC

The Microsoft CEO succession process appears to be stalled. This is a company with immense human, technical, and financial resources; the tech industry is filled with intelligent, energetic, dedicated candidates. What's wrong with the matchmaking process?

The gist: Microsoft needs someone strong enough to stand up to the old guard still looking over everyone's shoulder (Gates and Ballmer) - and essentially dismiss them - since the company needs to look to the future, not the past.

Good luck with that.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Fergy on Mon 9th Dec 2013 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
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The Linux/Open Source way has been to give away stuff for free and ask money for either installing products or support. If Microsoft gave Office away for free, how many people would turn to them for support? Probably a number, but they'd make far less money than they are doing now.

I wish Linux would offer something like Android does where you could use just the free stuff but you could get a better experience and better support if you get the paid version of the app. That way something like Libreoffice maybe could get a steady stream of money to really make a valid alternative to Office.

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