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Technocrati
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2/11/2015 | 2:09:55 PM
Glass Houses and Microsoft

"...Scroogled, a petty campaign designed to mock Google's privacy policies and scare consumers. "

 

I hadn't heard of this, but does Microsoft really think consumers trust them ?   Mr. Nedella would do well not to confuse software monpolies with a perceived  "trust" which would allow them to have some sort of ethical high ground on Google.  

Google is arrogant and really does want to run the World, but so does Microsoft.  So why would we listen to any warnings about Google from Microsoft ?    It shows how disconnected Microsoft actually was to their consumer base.  

 I think most people realized the irony - so I am glad Microsoft stop lying to itself and realized there are better ways to keep people busy.

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2/11/2015 | 1:57:51 PM
Microsoft Reduces Troop Count by 18,000

Interesting to hear of troop reductions at MS.  This really speaks to the management skills of Gates and Ballmer.  MS has needed to trim it's troop force for years but I guess when you have billions (literally) it makes companies slow to keep lean and mean.

This is a major reason MS is in the shape they are in now, so I do give Mr. Nadella credit for recognizing this and acting upon it.

 

The 18,000 probably was a conservative count.

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2/11/2015 | 1:49:47 PM
Re: Windows 10

@Whoopty   Skipping Window 8 ?   Are you mad ?   Seriously though I had the same intention, but then I also needed new hardware.  And I could not find many of the latest models with Windows 7  installed - so I was forced to deal with Window 8, where I spend all of my time working on the old platform and trying to make Windows 8 world of panels work for me.  

 

Something as simple as split screen, has turn into a chore.   It won't work unless you are using some Windows 8 based interface.  So here comes 10 ? 

I would not be interested unless it was free.

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2/11/2015 | 1:43:12 PM
Microsoft Spelled Backwards = Free Upgrade for Existing Customers

".....Microsoft will offer free upgrades for Windows 10 during the first year of its availability"

 

Finally Microsoft figured out that upgrades ought to be free for those who have already purchased their OS.  Remember Win95  ? 

Releases like this were to fatten the coffers and now that they are good and fat - it is time to do as Apple does and offer upgrades for free.

 

Thanks Microsoft.

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2/11/2015 | 12:00:47 PM
Windows 10
I'm pretty pumped to see how Windows 10 turns out and plan to skip over 8 entirely, even though it's a lot more well received these days than it was closer to release. 

Overall Nadella seems like a more capable CEO than Balmer was. Less of a showman, which is what Microsoft needs. It doesn't have that core fanboy audience like Apple does, it needs to appeal to its more practical, traditional customers. 


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