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Windows 7: Ex-Microsoft Exec Attacks Ballmer, Gates


15 Feb 2013   #1

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Ex-Microsoft Exec Attacks Ballmer, Gates

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A former Microsoft executive insists that the firm has "lost its coolness." As a step towards improving the situation, Joachim Kempin is calling for Microsoft chief financial officer Steve Ballmer to resign.
read more here : Ex-Microsoft Exec Attacks Ballmer, Gates / Infopackets.com

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16 Feb 2013   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
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A former Microsoft executive insists that the firm has "lost its coolness." As a step towards improving the situation, Joachim Kempin is calling for Microsoft chief financial officer Steve Ballmer to resign.
read more here : Ex-Microsoft Exec Attacks Ballmer, Gates / Infopackets.com
What's new --this type of stuff has been happening ever since the first Workplace ever existed around 8,000 years ago.

I'm quite sure even many on this Forum go to a new job and sometimes don't have very complimentary things to say about their previous employers.

Any sports Fan can probably appreciate the same sort of thing as managers / coaches get replaced and / or players switch clubs etc.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Feb 2013   #3

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Just thought it was pretty funny that he "suggested" himself for the job.
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16 Feb 2013   #4

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That was a funny thing to say, evidently he didn't have a job since 2002 and now wants to be CEO of Microsoft
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16 Feb 2013   #5

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That's like the Stoned-ass Dell Dude saying that Dell should hire him back.
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24 Feb 2013   #6

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I think Kempin is right. There's a lot of people disenchanted with Microsoft right now. The flop called W8 is one reason.
Right now manufacturers like HP and Dell, etc are losing sales because of Microsoft's screw ups.
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24 Feb 2013   #7

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Manufacturers like HP have had terrible management over the past four years and now they are suffering although in the last few months they have really surpass analyst expectations. Dell, hp and many other manufacturers weren't putting emphasis on the mobile market, Microsoft set a bar with the Windows 8 Surface Pro (at a steep price ) with the release of Microsoft's latest OS that has been design with tablets and mobile devices in mind many manufacturers will now have a greater chance at capitalizing on this new market that Apple has been dominating.
In conclusion Microsoft has not abandon it's OEM partners, this is just my opinion (except for the HP part that I can back up with facts). Microsoft is working on restoring their name brand and their "coolness factor" just turn on the tv and you will see a Microsoft commercial every half an hour at least once.
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24 Feb 2013   #8

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sounds like he is trying to be controversial and jumping on the win8 hate bandwagon as he has a new book to sell.

i noticed years ago whenever a group in the UK had a new album to sell and get attention to, they would cause a ruckus with the press or get themselves into the news somehow.
and don't you know it a few weeks later they would be announcing the release of their new album for sale.
it was a marketing strategy of the band "Oasis" for a number of years.

not much changes.

the latest thing is programs on TV about going out there and creating your own American Dream instead of sitting around complaining about the state of finances due to the housing crash and financial crisis in the states ,
Gold Rush is one of those programs that springs to mind. its largely propaganda albeit entertaining,
but not very subtle.
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24 Feb 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chris1neji View Post
Manufacturers like HP have had terrible management over the past four years and now they are suffering although in the last few months they have really surpass analyst expectations. Dell, hp and many other manufacturers weren't putting emphasis on the mobile market, Microsoft set a bar with the Windows 8 Surface Pro (at a steep price ) with the release of Microsoft's latest OS that has been design with tablets and mobile devices in mind many manufacturers will now have a greater chance at capitalizing on this new market that Apple has been dominating.
In conclusion Microsoft has not abandon it's OEM partners, this is just my opinion (except for the HP part that I can back up with facts). Microsoft is working on restoring their name brand and their "coolness factor" just turn on the tv and you will see a Microsoft commercial every half an hour at least once.

IMO what Microsoft did to the desktop portion of their business did not restore their "coolness".
When MS tried putting a desktop interface on a phone, it wasn't cool, it was bad.
So what did MS in all their brilliance do? Instead of throwing out the bad idea, they redirected it!
They shifted into reverse and stuck a phone interface on a desktop!
That's cool?? They're not even trying!

All they had to do was create W8 with interface options to serve the desktop crowd AND the mobile market, and everyone would've been happy! EVERYONE! That would've been cool.

Instead, they kissed the mobile market's tail and kicked the desktop market's arse.
Microsoft's "coolness factor" just jumped out of the fire and into the frying pan.
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24 Feb 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chris1neji View Post
Manufacturers like HP have had terrible management over the past four years and now they are suffering although in the last few months they have really surpass analyst expectations. Dell, hp and many other manufacturers weren't putting emphasis on the mobile market, Microsoft set a bar with the Windows 8 Surface Pro (at a steep price ) with the release of Microsoft's latest OS that has been design with tablets and mobile devices in mind many manufacturers will now have a greater chance at capitalizing on this new market that Apple has been dominating.
In conclusion Microsoft has not abandon it's OEM partners, this is just my opinion (except for the HP part that I can back up with facts). Microsoft is working on restoring their name brand and their "coolness factor" just turn on the tv and you will see a Microsoft commercial every half an hour at least once.
I agree with you about the OEMs, but...

Seeing MS non-informative commercials on TV does nothing for the "coolness factor". The Surface RT is really a nice tablet, but it has a high return rate. The return rate isn't due to the Metro interface, it is due to design flaws.

One of such flaw is the RT email client app does not support POP3 email configuration, only IMAP, and there's no POP3 app available in the app store. Whoever made this decision at MS, ought to be an ex-MS exec.

By Omitting POP3 Email, Microsoft May Have Cut the Surface RT's Throat

The Android and iPad tablets do support POP3, as well as IMAP...
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