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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Lawsuits Starting
by Lorin on Thu 15th Nov 2012 05:22 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Seem that Microsoft advertises 32GB of storage space on the Surface and does not include any disclaimer on the package indicating that it is shared with the system and applications. So a class action has been filed in Los Angeles, this is one they will certainly get hit hard with unless the number of units sold was small.

Microsoft countered that the information is on their website, of course every one knows that it has to be on the package.

Maybe we will be saying Bye Bye Ballmer soon

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RE: Lawsuits Starting
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 09:00 in reply to "Lawsuits Starting"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

The worst thing is, the way things are right now, if you did not like Windows 8/RT and would like to install something else to reclaim your disk capacity... you're technically forbidden by Microsoft from doing so, and Secure Boot is there to make sure that doesn't change without money going Microsoft's way.

BUT... in this case, Microsoft is supplying not only the OS but also the hardware itself (Apple-style), so in this case it is somewhat understandable. Just avoid Microsoft (and Apple) hardware, and hope that some companies either produce Windows RT tablets but do not go for Windows certification, or simply choose to provide Linux and/or BSD variants (which would have no requirement for this supposed "Trusted Computing" bullshit).

Edited 2012-11-15 09:14 UTC

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RE[2]: Lawsuits Starting
by Soulbender on Fri 16th Nov 2012 04:56 in reply to "RE: Lawsuits Starting"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

you're technically forbidden by Microsoft from doing so, and Secure Boot is there to make sure that doesn't change without money going Microsoft's way.



Microsoft can not forbid you from doing anything on a device that you own. Make it difficult, sure, but they have no legal way of stopping you from doing it.

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RE[2]: Lawsuits Starting
by zima on Fri 16th Nov 2012 08:41 in reply to "RE: Lawsuits Starting"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Linux and/or BSD variants

BSD? Are there any projects for ~mobile/touch on top of BSD? (apart from iOS, kinda, but I'm sure you didn't mean this one)

Edited 2012-11-16 08:41 UTC

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