Microsoft's next Steve: Windows boss faces biggest test

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cranston wrote:

A student of Russian and having spent the fall of 2004 living in Beijing, China, working on projects in sales, marketing, and research and development he should not be named CEO of Microsoft for defense reasons of the United States. His time and talents would be better utilized offshore since he has shown such an inclination to sharing our hard earned technology with those determined and working to harm us.

Feb 28, 2012 6:53am EST  --  Report as abuse

No one cares about this fossilized dinosaur called Microsoft. Windows is old, antiquated, too complex, and boring. Windows 8 is already getting slammed by critics and it isn’t even released yet.

The only company that needs media attention is Apple who makes glorious, beautiful, innovative, social-status-heightening, amazing, and magical products.

Apple is the only company that people care about and love, so please Reuters, do your due diligence and only report on Apple. Thank you.

Feb 28, 2012 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
freediverx wrote:

“Critics say he lacks the necessary charisma for the top job, and question whether he has the… incisive analytical ability… of Ballmer”

“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.”
-Steve Ballmer

Feb 28, 2012 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SafetyBear wrote:

Oh puleeze. Enough with the Apple Love-in FlamingLiberal. You’re beginning to sound like a cultist. It’s funny how all the “Think Differnt” Apple devotees say pretty much the same thing all the time.

I’d like WIN8 to be a success but abandoning the bread and butter PCs to expand to other platforms when there are clearly all sorts of issues with the last couple of platforms (Vista, 7) isn’t exactly going to make me reach for the wallet again. I might have to do what I do with Adobe and skip a version.

Feb 28, 2012 7:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sidirley wrote:

microsoft has many bright minds working together. the chance of it make a mistake is almost null. i think Microsoft just realized the market changes and are betting on working of people that are most adequates to that changes.

Feb 29, 2012 9:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
CodeBlower wrote:

FlamingLiberal, I’m not sure if you are expressing sarcasm or you are serious, but while I agree that Apple’s products are elegant and attractive, contrasting the more spartan Windows offerings, I also feel Apple appeals primarily to the consumer market. MS’s niche is commercial and really has always been, ever since they branched Windows 95 and NT. I feel strongly that Apple will continue to own the consumer market but MS will have a strong presence in the industrial arena for some time.

Feb 29, 2012 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
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