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Windows 7: Who is Julie Larson-Green? Meet the new head of Windows

13 Nov 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 
Who is Julie Larson-Green? Meet the new head of Windows

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Microsoft announced on November 12 that Windows President Steven Sinofsky is leaving, effective immediately. Meet the new head of Windows engineering, Julie Larson-Green.

I don't know the back story here, but here's what I do know: Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky is leaving Microsoft, effective immediately -- just days after launching his babies, Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface. And the new head of Windows is Julie Larson-Green.

As my CNET colleague Jay Greene reported, Microsoft is saying Sinofsky's departure was mutually agreed upon. Sinofsky is leaving to pursue other unspecified interests.

In the shake-up, announced on November 12, Microsoft said that Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering. Tami Reller will continue on as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer and will assume responsibility for the business of Windows. Both executives will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, according to Microsoft's press release.

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16 Nov 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well the names on the office doors have been changed. We will just have to wait and see if the directions and polices change.
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19 Nov 2012   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I guess that Windows 9 will replace "Metro" with "Ribbons", that's just great.
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19 Nov 2012   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I guess that Windows 9 will replace "Metro" with "Ribbons", that's just great.
I'd rather have ribbons than the UI Formerly Known as Metro. A ribbon might not be a bad idea, as long as one can move it around, hide or lockit, etc. I actually like the ribbons in M$ Office; it didn't take long to get used to them and they are highly customizeable.
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19 Nov 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would rather have a ribbon instead of a bunch of little tiles spread all over my screen that look like I'm playing a game made for tots.
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19 Nov 2012   #6
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Fix the d*** bugs and glitches

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I actually like the ribbons in M$ Office; it didn't take long to get used to them ...
I still find them basically awful in everything except Excel.
The only thing the "Ribbon" accomplished is the elimination of my ability to use menus.

I would much rather that MS fix the d*** bugs and glitches, than constantly changing the GUI.

I notice that in Word 2010, MS replaced the text descriptions in the paste pop-up menu with unintelligible icons.
IMO, Windows Explorer in W8 is hopeless too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
... and they are highly customizeable.
Not in:
  • Office 2007
  • Paint
  • WordPad
  • Windows Explorer (W8 version)
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I would rather have a ribbon instead of a bunch of little tiles spread all over my screen that look like I'm playing a game made for tots.
Metro is an abomination.
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19 Nov 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I still find them basically awful in everything except Excel.
The only thing the "Ribbon" accomplished is the elimination of my ability to use menus.
It eliminated your ability to waste more time burrowing through menus finding an option, by bringing more of the options to you directly. If my 30 non-tech savvy users can use the ribbons and spot the benefits, they should be plainly obvious to all. Sitting at a computer with Office 2003 is painful now.
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19 Nov 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think ribbons are great - especially since they are somewhat similar across products. Make you feel immediately at home.
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19 Nov 2012   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

I just don't understand all the hate for metro still.

If you don't like it - don't use it
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19 Nov 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's (Metro) not really a hate. It is just a cumbersome nuisance.
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