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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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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celt Member since:
2005-07-06

"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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You guys sincerely have the patience of a saints, I cannot imagine using Windows at all, couldn't tolerate it.

I demand my OS work for me, not me working around it's limitations or how IT (MS) thinks I need to work.

No, I'm a dedicated Mac user either.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Funny but plenty of people are productive on it. Scott Hanselman has been using it since Beta and the amount of stuff he gets done is ridiculous.

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

If only they spent the hours coding Metro on something useful, something to make 8 more than yet another Service Pack masquerading as a new OS.

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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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No Win 7 and Win 8 are really stable.

The UI is fine, basically there is a pattern.

All the old Windows guys hate it, all the new Windows Guys love it.

Tech bloggers like to stir the pot with the fanboys ... it gets page views. So sorry opinions of bloggers doesn't count.

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