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[CNET] The Man Behind Windows 7 & 8, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves MS  

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Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft executive that turned its Windows franchise around and just led the effort to release Windows 8, is leaving the company, effective immediately.

Sinofsky, a controversial figure at the company, was the subject of a recent CNET profile that explored his polarizing ways. Insiders said he was warring with Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer

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post #2 of 91
Wonder what happened, I wasn't getting win 8 to begin with but I wonder what differences Ballmer and he had, and if it would affect win 8.
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post #3 of 91
as I said in another forum:
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this guy was one of the most important people of MS in the past 5 years, and was considered to be the next CEO after Balmer retires

He also is considered responsible for Windows 7, he was put in charge after the previous guy screwed up Vista

I mean crap he was even the spokesperson who appeared in all the keynotes and presentations, either he did something really freakin' crazy or Balmer has officially lost it
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Most likely Balmer got greedy and does not want to retire soon. Or it could have been negative responses to W8. Or perhaps it's a personal issue like Steve Jobs's.
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I honestly was starting to view Steven loosely as the Steve Jobs of MS. Ballmer just needs to move on already. It doesn't seem like he's the lifeblood of the company.
Edited by Kaldari - 11/12/12 at 6:21pm
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Most likely Balmer got greedy and does not want to retire soon. Or it could have been negative responses to W8. Or perhaps it's a personal issue like Steve Jobs's.

The response to 8 has been overwhelmingly positive and all the OCN and other PC gaming sites' complains didn't even get picked up on the radar
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post #7 of 91
I like his last name SinOfSky, well best of luck to him. Lets play the waiting game and see where it goes from here.
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The response to 8 has been overwhelmingly positive and all the OCN and other PC gaming sites' complains didn't even get picked up on the radar

This. Not to mention, there are major benefits to Windows Server 8.

Sucks that he's gone though. This is shocking to me.
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Definitely keen to hear more on this. From what I've seen the man has a hell of a lot of potential as seen in Win7 so I'm interested on seeing what he does out in the free world. wink.gif
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I'm shocked, but I hope he starts working on Linux so we'll have him and Valve both working on Linux.
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