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Old 11-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

I'm not sure this belongs here. And by that I mean just here. It belongs everywhere.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57...ves-microsoft/

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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, effected 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.

The company said the decision of his departure was mutual.

"I am grateful for the many years of work that Steven has contributed to the company," Ballmer said.

For his part, Sinofsky was gracious in his comments.

"It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company," Sinofsky said in a statement.

We will update with more details and analysis shortly.
This guy was the MS heir apparent before foisting Windows 8 onto the world.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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I heard he got a Surface as a parting gift.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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This guy was the MS heir apparent before foisting Windows 8 onto the world.
Only thing wrong with Win8 is that it's a tablet OS and I'm a desktop user.

A few small tweaks to allow me to boot up the desktop and not force me into metro would have made Win8 a mandatory buy. As of now it's just another Vista til I wait for Win9. Totally happy with Win7 with no reason to deal with Metro.

As for Sinofsky, how was he controversial?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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Only thing wrong with Win8 is that it's a tablet OS and I'm a desktop user.

A few small tweaks to allow me to boot up the desktop and not force me into metro would have made Win8 a mandatory buy. As of now it's just another Vista til I wait for Win9. Totally happy with Win7 with no reason to deal with Metro.

As for Sinofsky, how was he controversial?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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Microsoft always has the worst executives, but I blame the patent system for most of it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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I blame Ron Paul for this.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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This guy was the MS heir apparent before foisting Windows 8 onto the world.
Believe me, there was never any way that Steven Sinofsky would be CEO..none.
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Ballmer is the one who really needs to leave Microsoft.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #9
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If I had to guess, they began serious discussion on Win9 and Microsoft's execs wanted to milk it which would cause a conflict. A future proof OS would need a "risky" new business model, but the dinosaurs above Sinofsky wouldn't have it.

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There are rumors on the web that he wasn`t getting along with others.

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This sucks. I actually liked where he was going with interfaces, hardware and the OS.

However the new Windows development lead, Julie Larson-Green is pretty capable from her track record.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #12
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He's made millions, he'll survive.
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Guess that means we'll be seeing the return of the start button in the coming weeks/months
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:06 AM   #14
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Windows 8 is not as bad as it looks. If I could just disable the start menu, I would love it even more.

We have a touch screen PC at work and Windows 8 is lovely on it...but when I come home to my regular PC, I don't want to have all that flashy shit going on in the Start "menu"
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #15
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It's too bad because Windows 8 (sans Metro) is definitely an improvement over Windows 7. Metro itself isn't too bad, either, but the mix of it with the traditional desktop can be quite confusing and unproductive at times.
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I wonder if Win9 will be a top-down new OS. Windows 8 is still based on the Vista kernel.
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Only thing wrong with Win8 is that it's a tablet OS and I'm a desktop user** A few small tweaks to allow me to boot up the desktop and not force me into metro would have made Win8 a mandatory buy** As of now it's just another Vista til I wait for Win9** Totally happy with Win7 with no reason to deal with Metro** As for Sinofsky, how was he controversial?
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Guess that means we'll be seeing the return of the start button in the ***ing weeks/months
Well since MS is offering it as low as $40 dollars using this program for $5 dollars might not be that much of a premium to bring the start menu back to windows 8

http://www**stardock*****/products/start8/

By all accounts Start8 from Stardock is a very well written program that gives the menu back to users of windows 8 as an upfront and not hidden feature** and costs $5

Unless you go all freeware you probably spend additional money on security software when you buy a new OS so $5 dollars might not be such a big deal considering how MS is pushing win8 with these low prices**

Supposedly Win8 has new security improvements over win7
http://arstechnica*****/information-...f-windows-8/3/

I guess MS just has to mess up an OS in some way****** and pretending that a lot of people wouldn't miss the traditional start menu seems to be their mistake for win8**
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