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  • new info around Midori team

    , felix9 wrote

    well, new episode again

    today lets start from this sad news, Chris Brumme went to Google
    https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=184465800&authType=name&authToken=_KZN
    losing such a high profile veteran engineer to Google is not good sign for MSFT

    So he was at the same level (Technical Fellow) as Anders Hejlberg.   Do you have any rumors on why he left and what is the problem there?  Maybe its just that Google is rated "Best place to work" and Microsoft is same old stuff.  Your getting old and your looking to spice up your career before you retire.

  • There is no escape from the suck-train!

    @davewill: Maybe some of what you say is true but you don't have to butcher one product to make another.  Microsoft is a huge company and they can make new products for the non-technical masses without screwing their current cash cow.   Even Coke figured out they could come out with Coke Zero.  Preserve yourself with a new dumb downed product without ruining the status quo.  If you don't you will end up with nothing.  The techies leave and the non-techies never come.

  • Build 2015 Giveaway

    @CaioFerraz: Yeah and that tablet had an Intel I5 with SSD and 4Gig Ram.  That was and is a nice tablet.  I heard it cost 4000 a piece to make them.   I will not be happy with anymore worthless tablets.  I would take a new phone and a HoloLens but I don't see anymore tablets.  They will be pushing the desktop more in this Build .

  • There is no escape from the suck-train!

    , BitFlipper wrote

    So yea, I'd say there is a big problem, but you people are so blind to these issues that it will take W10, W12, W14 and who knows how many more to fail before accepting there is a problem. I've never seen such a huge amount of denial over the existence of a serious problem like this before. I mean, what exactly would it take to get the point across?

    It is only a few on these forums with this denial.  I have friends at Microsoft that also think it sucks but they keep quiet towing the rope for the corporation. 

    My wife is on windows 7 and needs a new computer and is now talking Apple products since she hates windows 8.  Apple products have been forbidden in my house so a major rift will be coming.   I was hoping windows 10 would be the answer but I am not sure at this point.  I am still remaining optimistic that  sanity will prevail ..

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

     It was such a disaster of mixed UI concepts I bet the Quality group at Microsoft just gave up trying to point out the problems.   The Vista Designers are actually happy now because they are no longer the worst windows release.  

    Windows 10 still has problems that windows 8 has.   Like Settings and Windows update.   It shows up in the menu under settings. Also you still have control panel and windows update.   Both do the same thing but different GUI's.  They cannot decide between the Metro windows and desktop windows.  Also, like Bitflipper mentioned, the new UI for things like network setup etc. are dumbed down with much less information than previous windows 7 versions had.  So its back to hunting in the registry for detailed settings.  I am skeptical like others that this release won't be ready.   The Quality group is stocking up on some good weed to smoke in the June timeframe.

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

    @BitFlipper: I agree with all your points. Bondsbw talks as if others agree with his viewpoint but I don't see or know of anyone who does.  Windows 10 has these Metro windows now as windowed applications floating around.   If you look at windows 10 icons (I don't care religiously about what they do here) Microsoft is basically making the desktop look like a MAC.  Is this true leadership for Microsoft?  I have to agree that Microsoft at this point is not sure what it wants to do.  

    By the way,  bondsbw if you have Bluetooth on your laptop running windows desktop, click on the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar and select show Bluetooth devices,  and a big metro user interface pops up filling your screen.  Why?   Why does the desktop user need to see this crappy metro interface to see Bluetooth devices?  I think that is some of what bitflipper is referring to as a messed up desktop.

  • Before Surface Pro 4

    , blowdart wrote

    Whatever happened to being content with a backpack? Bloody youngsters.

    I think it went the way of the $595 registration fee. 

  • Before Surface Pro 4

    @cheong:

    , cheong wrote

    Que this is the giveaway we have for this year's Build event (it's price looks just right).

    This is not a developer device but more of a consumer device.  They will give away a surface 4 pro at Build.

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

    , BitFlipper wrote

    *snip*

    When you choose to ignore all the negative feedback, the listener will ultimately take their business somewhere else.

    That's the part that does not sink in for bondsbw.  The listeners already voted and the sales numbers and money is not there for Microsoft.  Its so bad that they are scrambling to get Windows 10 out ASAP.

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    You and several others on this board just seem to hate the idea of change.  All I can say is, get over it.  It happens, and it will continue to happen so long as there is healthy market competition.

    No you and several people want UI changes.  Financial numbers speak loudly and you are wrong if you think you are in the majority.   You can tweak things and add major features and improvements but keep the learned experience stable.  People want to become more efficient and more productive so I want to learn new things and not relearn old things.

    If Microsoft wants to make a new product that is really new and not touted as a replacement I am all for that.  This can be for guys like you who like new toys and don't make money using an OS like the majority of us.   There are a lot of new applications to write to solve problems and that is where I want to spend my time.   I don't want to teach my customers how to use an OS again for funs sake.