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Windows 7: Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem


18 Nov 2013   #1

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Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem

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A tearful Steve Ballmer has admitted he was a big part of the problem at Microsoft – and that the company needs to rethink its management structure to succeed in the future.

"At the end of the day, we need to break a pattern. Face it: I'm a pattern," company CEO Ballmer told The Wall Street Journal with apparent tears in his eyes.

"Maybe I'm an emblem of an old era, and I have to move on. As much as I love everything about what I'm doing the best way for Microsoft to enter a new era is a new leader who will accelerate change."

Ballmer, due to retire by August 2014, said he had been trying to make Microsoft change its business strategy to focus on the cloud and mobile, rather than its desktop roots, since October last year. But the rate of change wasn't fast enough and board members were growing frustrated.
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19 Nov 2013   #2

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That article is just scary. Basically, according to the article, M$ wants Ballsmore out because he wasn't moving fast enough to cloud and mobile computing. M$ just doesn't get how big of a market they are throwing under the bus by abandoning desktop PCs and they simply refuse to believe both cloud and mobile computing and PCs can exist side by side or even compliment each other.

Btw, I laughed out loud when I saw this line in the article: "Shy and retiring Ballmer...". Yeah, right!
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19 Nov 2013   #3

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I was hoping to read that Ballmer was pushing them towards the cloud, and now they'd get back to what got them there. A Guy
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19 Nov 2013   #4

 
 

Ballmmer a huge problem with MS culture - never.


In future they should offer two version of windows - those with a reliable decent megabit+ connection and the rest of the world who dont have the luxury of uber connection speed.'


Better yet, make Direct X non proprietary.


Hell neither going to happen but why not ask anyway?
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19 Nov 2013   #5

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Ridiculous

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That article is just scary. Basically, according to the article, M$ wants Ballsmore out because he wasn't moving fast enough to cloud and mobile computing. M$ just doesn't get how big of a market they are throwing under the bus by abandoning desktop PCs and they simply refuse to believe both cloud and mobile computing and PCs can exist side by side or even compliment each other.
It looks like they are determined to commit suicide.

I guess I'd better put more effort into Linux (especially the Terminal).
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20 Nov 2013   #6

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An emotional roller coaster,
Would he be any better on the board ?
Why can't rich people just go on a permanent Vacation
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20 Nov 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That article is just scary. Basically, according to the article, M$ wants Ballsmore out because he wasn't moving fast enough to cloud and mobile computing. M$ just doesn't get how big of a market they are throwing under the bus by abandoning desktop PCs and they simply refuse to believe both cloud and mobile computing and PCs can exist side by side or even compliment each other.

Btw, I laughed out loud when I saw this line in the article: "Shy and retiring Ballmer...". Yeah, right!
That would be "The Registers British acid wit".
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20 Nov 2013   #8

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One too may "t's"

That would be "The Registers British acid witt".


Tut-tut, dear me, ungrammatical of you, old chap!.
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20 Nov 2013   #9

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Well, since you brought it up... That should be "The Register's British acid wit".

Witt is an archaic spelling of wit (some five or six hundred years old) so, if you are that old...
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20 Nov 2013   #10

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wow.....
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