46 minutes ago, wastingtimewithforums wrote
And any notions that all this (crippling of the desktop in 8, partial restorations in Update 1 and 8.1, more repairs in 10) is a grand plan is just laughable. Some people have apparently severe problems accepting that huge corporations can screw things up.
I agree with you on that one. Most people in corporations do nothing useful. If they were all productive at these corporations, startups would not be around creating new things. Everyone just falls in line with the strategy thought up by a few. The strategy then gets a life of its own and will continue until years later when money which keeps the company going dries up. If you get good confident leadership, a good employee incentive plan, the right strategy, the company can succeed with a good product. You had Gates and Jobs as good leaders. Maybe a bit brutal and sometimes not fair, but they pushed others to get things done. Google now is left alone with their original founders pushing ahead of both Microsoft and Apple. Other industries have some good leaders which are creating new products (like Elon Musk ). I don't know what will happen short term, but one of these companies need to get going or they will become the next Kodak.
Windows 10 needs to bring back developers and not just users. They can do it by extending their RT API to the desktop and having fast native compiling for each platform (phone, desktop, tablet) so the programs run fast and secure. They really need to bring back the many people they lost with Silverlight being downplayed.