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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ze_jerkface
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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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