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[2]: It's because of Windows 8
by ze_jerkface on Tue 13th Nov 2012 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE: It's because of Windows 8"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

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:
2006-07-14

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:
2009-08-18

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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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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.

It would be a good os, if I could get Metro out of my way for good. As it is, if I even want to launch a fucking program I have to interact with it unless I want to clutter up my desktop or taskbar with shortcuts. Windows 8 is a great os right until you actually need, you know, to be productive and do work. That thing most people actually use their computers to help accomplish.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22


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


It's stable like a turd with wings.

The problem is the UI. It's a weird mish-mash of a tablet and desktop UI. It doesn't make sense and not only increases mouse strokes but has a jarring effect that disrupts workflow when switching between the two. Then there is the whole file association problem. Oh you wanted to view Hooters.com? That requires the other IE since it needs a plug-in, hang on while I dump you into the other desktop. So freaking stupid.

I rarely agree with darknexus on anything and yet we agree on Windows 8. Thom and I were in dead agreement with Windows 8 when the first preview was available. Windows bloggers for the most part have hated it. When one of the top Windows authors calls Windows 8 a POS you know something is wrong.

Windows 8 is wrong. That is why Sinofsky is out.

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