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[4]: It's because of Windows 8
by darknexus on Wed 14th Nov 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's because of Windows 8"
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

I am pretty sure that MS don't ever tell you how you should be working.

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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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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Oh a Microsoft employee likes it.

I guess that ends the debate right there.

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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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