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[6]: Also worth noting:
by cdude on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Also worth noting:"
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I think such a "win 8 sucks" generalization is wrong.

Win8 is not one product. Its multiple products. We have Win8 desktop and server, win8 x86 for tablet, win8 RT for tablet and WP8.

Win8 desktop suffers most. It's in a transition-state with modern (Metro) and classic (win7) both in one. Not bad per se but both those desktop UIs are half done. Classic misses classic elements like startmenu. Metro misses proper adaption to desktop.

What will they do with server version?

For the tablet RT suffers most. It has only disadvantages to x86. Its again classic (x86) and modern (RT) again but modern is incompatible.

Then there is WP8. Its only modern (Metro). Its incompatible to classic.

They tried/try to bring all that together but are close away. Most important are a desktop optimized desktop metro, a better classic desktop and a public win32 for ARM API.

Edited 2012-11-13 20:13 UTC

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RE[7]: Also worth noting:
by ze_jerkface on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:13 in reply to "RE[6]: Also worth noting:"
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I think such a "win 8 sucks" generalization is wrong.

When people say "windows 8 sucks" they are talking about the desktop. The 10 or 20 people who bought Surface don't matter. WP8 is called Windows Phone 8, not Windows 8. But in general the Windows 8 family sucks.

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