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Old 08-23-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to Retire; Stock Surges

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:00 AM
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That second part's a little surprising. If there's one thing the market doesn't like, it's uncertainty. And there's a lot of uncertainty associated with the announcement, since Microsoft hasn't named a successor.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Which implies the market wants “anyone but Ballmer.” I’m surprised he lasted as long as he has.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:49 AM
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Which implies the market wants “anyone but Ballmer.” I’m surprised he lasted as long as he has.
I can't think of a single successful product launch since he took over. Mostly, he's succeeded in giving the company's failures a higher profile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7UlE-o8DQQ
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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I hope they start to listen to the consumers. Many things that I love in my Linux desktop came originally from Windows.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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I hope they start to listen to the consumers. Many things that I love in my Linux desktop came originally from Windows.
If you take a look at how Windows has progressed, it appears they are listening to their consumers.

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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If you take a look at how Windows has progressed, it appears they are listening to their consumers.
Not enough. Windows 8.1 is a baby step in the right direction, but if they truly listened, they would get rid of Metro altogether on PCs. The start button on 8.1 is a joke (only takes you to Metro) and the active corners obstruct more than help. If I can make Metro entirely optional on 8.1 using third party software, why can't MS implement it natively?
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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Not enough. Windows 8.1 is a baby step in the right direction, but if they truly listened, they would get rid of Metro altogether on PCs. The start button on 8.1 is a joke (only takes you to Metro) and the active corners obstruct more than help. If I can make Metro entirely optional on 8.1 using third party software, why can't MS implement it natively?
Certainly not enough. I agree. Not only should they get rid of Metro (Windows 8 UI) but they should get rid of the 95-style desktop interface as well. Designing two interfaces for one system is a horrible idea. Hopefully they will get it going forward.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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Which implies the market wants “anyone but Ballmer.” I’m surprised he lasted as long as he has.
As well they should.

One has to wonder about a system that makes a multi-billionaire of this man.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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As well they should.

One has to wonder about a system that makes a multi-billionaire of this man.
He took the company from a $12 million company to a $75 billion company. He was good at what he was originally hired to do and deserved to gain from his success.

What we're learning now is that it's difficult for a technology company to move forward without someone who understands technology leading it. We saw this in Microsoft and we're seeing this in Apple.
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