Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 14:52 UTC
Windows

Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone products.

Nice specifications, but Windows RT. Nobody wants Windows RT, and for good reason. I say this from experience: Windows RT is horrible. It offers nothing over iOS (let alone Android), Metro applications are side projects riddled with bugs, performance issues, and bad design, and the platform barely plays third fiddle compared to iOS and Android, so developers have little interest in it. On top of that, virtually everyone has abandoned Windows RT.

But, I'm pretty sure some people will tell us this tablet will turn Nokia around.

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RE[5]: Why?
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Why?"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Wouldn't you retire after 30 years in senior leadership?

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RE[6]: Why?
by joekiser on Mon 26th Aug 2013 20:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Wouldn't you retire after 30 years in senior leadership?


This came across my Twitter feed just a few minutes ago:

http://slashdot.org/topic/bi/activist-investor-helped-drive-ballmer...

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RE[7]: Why?
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 20:35 in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yeah, I predict over the next few weeks you'll see about 10 different theories as to why he decided to retire.

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RE[6]: Why?
by Kivada on Tue 27th Aug 2013 02:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Wouldn't you retire after 30 years in senior leadership?

Why not hang around for eternity when win, lose or draw he still gets paid an obscene amount of money?

And leadership? Like Jobs and Gates, just no, these guys don't lead, they bark out vague, often impossible orders, no doubt full of crap from marketing, to the staff that then has to try and make something.

As CEO your job is that and meet the boys at the country club for an important meeting.

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RE[7]: Why?
by Nelson on Tue 27th Aug 2013 03:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

He owns an obscene amount of Microsoft stock and is rich beyond imagination, I honestly can't understand why people so well off even get up for work. That's just me though.

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RE[7]: Why?
by Morgan on Wed 28th Aug 2013 11:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I left a cushy government job to work full time at a place where I actually enjoy going in to work every day. I don't get paid much more, I get less benefits -- in fact I have to rely on my wife's health insurance now -- but I'm doing what I love.

Sometimes it's not about the money. Maybe Ballmer just said "I'm done" and wants to enjoy the rest of his life stress-free.

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