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Steve Ballmer's Memo on Windows President's Departure

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November 13, 2012 2:06:37 PM

I was hoping to see Ballmer's departure ....
November 13, 2012 2:08:47 PM

Very little in there about the guy leaving. Gone and forgotten. Somehow I don't feel inspired.
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November 13, 2012 2:32:14 PM

While Sinofsky's departure is purportedly mutual

For sure it was mutual! My take is head butting and Sinofsky lost. The men with the 'Gold' makes the rules (Bill Gates & Steve Ballmer), like it or not.
November 13, 2012 2:51:04 PM

Ashamed of Windows 8 I guess...

November 13, 2012 2:57:11 PM

LORD_ORIONAshamed of Windows 8 I guess...

He actually did a pretty good job on surface and the new windows. Ignorant people actually consider the products after seeing the marketing - something usually only (cr)apple can do.
November 13, 2012 2:58:12 PM

Microsoft is a very young company, people in the future will only remember the founders and not the key people who made the innovations through the years to makes them what they are today and tomorrow.
November 13, 2012 3:12:37 PM

After windows, he was shown the doors. But he left gracefully, no sour-grape whining. We may have to wait a little while before more details of his departure come out.
November 13, 2012 6:12:26 PM

hipsters all saying bad things about w8, one day we r gonna say i was alive when w8 came out and revolutionized os's
November 13, 2012 6:14:18 PM

neiroatopelccHe actually did a pretty good job on surface and the new windows. Ignorant people actually consider the products after seeing the marketing - something usually only (cr)apple can do.

I saw windows 8 and its SHIT for desktop, I like my mouse and keyboard , and no i don't want a 27" fingerprinting on my desc ... its enough that i carry one around in my pocket.
November 13, 2012 6:51:14 PM

I sent them feedback to package a headphone/microphone pkg with Win 8 copies destined for desktops, and have those versions focus on voice more than touch interface on a typical monitor with uh no touch.

It's a horrible idea but its still better than watching some dunce poke his finger at his monitor repeatedly, expecting a different result each time.

I haven't tried it since last year...
November 13, 2012 6:52:54 PM

Windows 8.1 for desktops will feature the ability to track eye movement via a typical webcam, for navigating tiles.
November 13, 2012 6:54:27 PM

Long, long ago, in a desktop galaxy far, far away! The dark lord and master, issues his statment! that the only way to save things, is to elect me emperor! Oh hear me imperial senate, for I am your Leader!
And the dark lord whispers to young Anakin: Fear leads to Eight, and EIGHT leads to the darkside, feal the Eight inside you, Anakin, come to the dark side!
November 13, 2012 7:54:04 PM

After moving ENTIRELY from Mac OS X to Windows 8 Pro I can say its much nicer than I gave it credit for. Do I still miss the Start button, well yeah, but I see the sense in the tiles and they're so configurable that you can just about set it any way you need. I love the file-copy info/animation and how it shows actual throughput. Very nice.

Goodbye Apple, our time together was fun and I'm hope to see you again in a few years.

Sinofsky? I'm sure he got paid WELLLL so I have to sorrow for him.
November 13, 2012 8:11:10 PM

Smart move. Windows 8 will be a historical disaster on Epic propotion never seen before. He leaves before his name is permanently attached to it. Now it's Ballmer's problem. LOL.
November 13, 2012 8:42:35 PM

LOL, they put one of the people incharge of the IE project??

Seriously MS? IE??
November 13, 2012 9:05:13 PM

Thomas Creel, Microsoft Shill. I do not think very many Hipsters, Moms, kids, or the family dog, will live in fear of the windows 8 revolution! The one thing that will be remembered is the total farce, that putting a Tablet interface on a PC desktop interface, was! Once again, people from all over and all segements of the population will say. what a shameless power grab that was, Microsoft's attempt to blot out the desktop, and install some crappy runtime over a perfectly good desktop user interface just to enhance M$'s revenue stream in the Kiddy sandbox AKA as the METRO interface (YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PLAY IN OUR SANDBOX) of fools!
November 13, 2012 10:09:59 PM

house70I was hoping to see Ballmer's departure ....

me too. The guy is a windbag.
November 13, 2012 11:39:28 PM

Thanks Hal, back at ya lol
November 14, 2012 2:24:14 AM

Microsoft only hope is when Ballmer quits. The only reason why he is CEO is because he was friends with Bill from the beginning, the guy is by far as talented as Steve Jobs or Bill Gates
November 15, 2012 12:41:11 AM

leandrodafontoura... the guy is by far as talented as Steve Jobs or Bill Gates

In other words he's right where he belongs. Okay, if you say so.