Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
Microsoft Big and surprising news this morning. Some considered him the crown prince of the Microsoft empire, slated to take over after Ballmer's eventual departure, but this morning, Steven Sinofsky announced his resignation from Microsoft. His role will be taken over by Julie-Larson Green. Persistent sources indicate that we're looking at a Forstall-esque situation; Sinofsky was, supposedly, not a good team player.
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It's because of Windows 8
by ze_jerkface on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:40 UTC
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Sinofsky has never been a team player, the likely explanation is that they only put up with his attitude until they were able to analyze early sales data.

If Windows 8 was loved by the public then he would still be there.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

I think what he's done is nothing short of remarkable: shipped two versions of windows nearly on time and relatively bug free. Compare/contrast that with the previous windows releases: Win Vista and Win XP. To do that, I'm quite sure he made some enemies who are now free to publicly air their dirty laundry.

It will be interesting to see if MS goes back to its earlier ways without him at the helm.

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ze_jerkface Member since:

Windows 8 is a POS.

Windows 7 was Vista with an additional service pack. It was more of a marketing scheme to deal with the negative public perception as seen in the Mojave experiment.

Vista was released buggy but was fixed by SP1. However Vista hatred was still popular and most people respond to crowd opinion rather than data.

Windows 7 is not a crowning achievement and Sinofsky's "Windows convergence" plan is inane. Sinofsky has also caused serious damage to the remaining trust between developers and Microsoft. The guy is an overhyped hack and it just took Ballmer a while to figure it out.

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