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: It's because of Windows 8
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:49 UTC in reply to "It's because of Windows 8"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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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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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

This is still the first time since the mid to late 90's that MS actually gave a roadmap for releases and delivered on them time and feature wise. I don't like the whole Metro stuff, but I'm impressed that they did it as quickly and smoothly after win 7. Don't mistake admiration for the process for admiration of the products.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Windows 8 is a POS.

Not it isn't. It does soo many things better than 7 on the desktop. While I don't really use the Metro Apps (except for the video player and skype) ... it is a good OS.

Windows XP was a POS at launch. Windows Vista was a right pain in the backside until Service Pack 1 and came 5 years to late.

Win 7 and Win 8 had almost no stability problems in the pre release and beta versions.

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