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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RE[3]: Also worth noting:
by ze_jerkface on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Also worth noting:"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

These statements are meaningless without actual numbers.

We do know that pre-release install rates were low
http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-has-five-times-less-pre-releas...

You don't release a product that half the public immediately hates. Freaking stupid.

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RE[4]: Also worth noting:
by cdude on Tue 13th Nov 2012 18:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Also worth noting:"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Why hate? There is gray between black and white. Like those that will buy a Surface but prefer win32 compatibility and hence buy Surface x86 rather then Surface RT.

That's the whole deal. Microsoft offers you two near identicial (price, feel, look, name) products. The one runs all those Windows applications out there and allows non-app-market installations, the other not. Why would you buy the later one?

Edited 2012-11-13 18:15 UTC

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RE[5]: Also worth noting:
by ze_jerkface on Tue 13th Nov 2012 18:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Also worth noting:"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Why hate?


I was actually talking about Windows 8.

Surface RT is a lousy idea as well. A Windows tablet that doesn't run Windows programs at a price higher than Android tablets. Just awful. Oh and a name that confuses consumers to top it off. Sinofsky is a clueless hack and developers were right about him from the beginning.

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RE[5]: Also worth noting:
by viton on Thu 15th Nov 2012 20:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Also worth noting:"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Why would you buy the later one?

Because it is lighter, thinner, fanless and with better battery life.
Personally, I don't care about x86 software at all. But current Surface RT model is rather weak. If only it was built on Exynos5 with good high-res screen => instant buy.

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