Monday, November 12, 2012

Windows 8 Firings Begin (Day 2 of 8)

Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft senior executive who's idea it was to make regular consumer Windows look like the failed Windows Phone, has already been given his walking papers. He was a powerful executive that helped lead the MS Office devision to great sales. He even helped save the Windows brand by getting rid of Vista and introducing Windows 7, which has sold well the three years it has been on the market. But his idea to force regular Windows customers to adopt the Windows Phone tiled interface has cost him his job say some sources. Just like smart phone customers, Windows customers have no interest in the weird, clunky tiled interface on Windows Phone & Windows 8.

The head of Valve says his company is working to develop for Linux, calling Microsoft's Windows 8 a "catastrophe" that will lead product manufacturers to abandon the platform. Windows 8 is a version you best avoid. Windows sales will continue to slow as the months and years pass. Windows 8 will accelerate that decline. We kind of felt this coming long ago in 2007 when we made the decision to never sell Aladdin 4D for Windows.

Article links below

Steven Sinofsky Loses His Job

Valve States Windows 8 is a Catastrophe

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