Microsoft's Windows head, once a possible CEO, exits

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Prairiefire wrote:

Going to work for Apple… So they can copy the Windows 8 experience and call it innovative….

Nov 12, 2012 11:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
video10video wrote:

Apple wouldn’t have him. If you call Windows 8 or surface innovation (3 years after the fact) then I suppose it is.

Nov 13, 2012 12:24am EST  --  Report as abuse

All the technical super powers, like Microsoft and Apple, are now in the early stages of what will become rapid decline.
Where to put your hope and cash — RIM. Yup. RIM.

Nov 13, 2012 1:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
McBob08 wrote:

And people think this is a surprise? Windows 8 is a piece of complete crap. They assumed that the PC and Laptop market was going to dry up, but it’s going as strong as ever, and none one on a desktop is going to want Windows 8. Side-Scrolling? Totally nuisance on a desktop. Even less control of your system than in Windows 7? That’s an amazing achievement considering how many 3rd party programs you need for Win7 just to administer your system basically.

Microsoft needs to cut their losses. Drop the Windows 8 name; call it Windows Tablet; then refine Windows 7, giving people back the control of their systems that they want, and call that Windows 8.

Seriously, it looks like they considered for all of 10 minutes when they came up with the look of Windows 8. A four-year-old could have designed a better interface! Ooooh, boxes. How original!

Nov 13, 2012 4:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
garilou wrote:

I guess we should not comment too early on the leave of Sinofsky.
He might be severely sick and not want to make it public now.
He is not there anymore, Microsoft will replace him and then we’ll see.

I totally agree with McBob08 about the nuisance of some aspects of windows 8 on a PC, and I am certainly not going to do the bulk of my work on a tablet, even if I recognize that lots of people will find it useful.
If it really supports Excel. I might think of using it though.

Do not repair what is not broken: VISTA was a broken OS, I am OK with Windows 7, even if I’d like some Mac Lion features (but not all!)

How many big corporations will spend money to update all their PCs to Windows 8?
There are still lots of applications (very specific for dentists or some hospital needs) that are still running on Windows XP, and they simply cannot update, because it would be too expensive.

Nov 13, 2012 6:42am EST  --  Report as abuse

Microsoft did not give any reason for Sinofsky’s departure. The industry watchers suggesting that the real reason was an internal “war” between him and Ballmer. We on Everyday Polls suggest several reasons for that. Everybody could vote.

Nov 13, 2012 7:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
ToTuffforYou wrote:

Balmer is a boob. Microsoft is soon going to have only Xbox and it’s server side left.

Nov 13, 2012 7:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
wthcares wrote:

@McBob08… if you think PC and laptop sales are “going as strong as ever” you need to get out more, at least away from your Xbox.

Nov 13, 2012 8:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

I think this suggests the Windows 8 is being recognized as a spectacular flop.

Nov 13, 2012 8:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
rossryan wrote:

The god of technology wants a sacrifice, but is tired of scapegoats. He whispers “bring me the head of Ballmer.”

In a less poetic prose, the man is being let go because Windows 8 is such a dog. This is so common today, this particular strategy, that no one is buying it.

Nov 13, 2012 9:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
StigTW wrote:

I enjoyed quite a few presentations by Sinofsky wish him well & look forward seeing his replacement in action.

Nov 13, 2012 9:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

ToTuffforYou “Ballmer is a boob”

Ballmer took Vista, a flop, and turned it into the most successfull OS EVER. Win7. He was sold on this Win8 because he was pitched the mobile world. If not for the economic woes of the world at this time…perhaps people would actually be able to do more than set at home on their pcs. Well the saleman, Sinofsky, missed his guess. Ballmer has now made the only decision he can to keep MS on top…back to the drawing board with fresh meat. Good move!

Nov 13, 2012 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
anonomouser wrote:

Hey Sinofsky, “reload your drivers and see if that helps”.

You can tell where M$oft is headed by the recent Halo 4 release, which will not run on Win7 or Win8. M$oft has abandoned the desktop in favor of games and the pursuit of the tablet market that Apple enjoys now.

Nov 13, 2012 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
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