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I seriously think Ballmer needs to be ousted. Since he became CEO, they've let some of their best minds:
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  1. J Allard - Xbox software architecture and the reason we even have Gamertags/achievements etc. You see Sony and Nintendo implementing his Ideas
  2. Sinofsky - Brought Windows back from the "grave" with Windows 7 & 8
  3. Peter Moore - Helped Xbox chop the Playstation brand to the 3rd place its in now. Xbox as a whole is more profitable than Wii and PS3 combined.

Edited by BizzareRide - 11/12/12 at 6:57pm
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post #12 of 91
He was chosen to lead the Windows development team because of his proven track record of delivering Office with quality and on time, and he proved his worth by delivering a solid Windows 7 on time. This time though he failed.

He even failed on his previous credit of delivering Office on time, I mean, how messed up can a fundamental product release be when Surface RT is launching with a Preview version of Office 2013 Home and Student (it's not even the full Office suite, so it should have been ready on time), which, according to reports, will only ship in the final version in January ? (Edit: they updated it to RTM status days before Surface was launched, sorry for the mix-up.)

Windows 8 in general and the unfinished nature of the OS, noted by anyone who witnessed the many changes to the still unfinshed Modern UI over the three preview versions, along with reviews of the RTM (see the Ars Technica one, for example) detailling many unfinished aspects of the UI and the bundled apps, not to mention Intel CEO's remarks about it, must have been the cause of his sudden departure. There is no other explanation. This is too all of a sudden for it to have any other explanation.

I'm still waiting to know how many million copies they are going to sell in the first month and in the holiday season. (Yes, I know they have sold at least 4 million copies until now)
Edited by tpi2007 - 11/13/12 at 7:08am
 
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post #13 of 91
From what I heard on some other talk about Sinofsky, it wasn't so much his track record that was a negative but apparently he was rubbing the chain of command the wrong way while he was there. But for the life of me I can't remember what thread it was in. Too much repetitive stuff about windows lately...
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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.

Not meaning to start a flame war...but you need to stop hoping for this mass Linux exodus. Not going to happen:P
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I seriously think Ballmer needs to be ousted. Since he became CEO, they've let some of their best minds:

Gamertags were around longer than xbox, they were called "names". Crazy, I know:P

Also, achievements aren't really an achievement (get it?). They're useless:P
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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.

Ew dude that's pretty insulting to Mr. Sinofsky.
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some weird news goin on in the software industry today
first John McAfee wanted nd now this....
     
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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

I haven't witnessed this myself with anyone I've talked to in person yet.

Most of the talk about Windows 8 on Spiceworks is overwhelmingly negative, so it's not just OCN and "gaming sites." Of course, that forum is full of the people that have to support the users, so that might be slanted.
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This. Not to mention, there are major benefits to Windows Server 8.
Sucks that he's gone though. This is shocking to me.

Those main benefits really only dramatically benefit those that use Hyper-V. The management side of things is nice, but not really all that game-changing, in my opinion. Also, I cannot stand using the new interface in a VM window. It pisses me off to no end trying to hit those "hot corners."
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Ballmer has been a complete travesty from the beginning. He's always been a suck-up and a mooch on a power trip. I don't think the man has created anything in his life, save for anger and venom.

Though I'm not the biggest fan of Windows 8 new UI, Windows 7 was an absolutely stunning OS. It really brought Windows back into the forefront of modern OS design to compete against OS X, so to see someone who had so much vision leave, is quite regrettable. Not to mention, Office 2013 is amazing. Smooth, lightweight, controls well. Fantastic product.
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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.

Not meaning to start a flame war...but you need to stop hoping for this mass Linux exodus. Not going to happen:P

And this.
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Ew dude that's pretty insulting to Mr. Sinofsky.

You know what I mean. lachen.gif

I was speaking toward a unification under a single mind and mascot that would end up leading to the company being more successful.
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