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(SFGate)   The Petraeus scandal finally hits Microsoft   (blog.sfgate.com) divider line 14
    More: Interesting, Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft, Scott Forstall, CEO Steve Ballmer, Executive Office of the President of the United States, computer engineering, splitting, mobile operating system  
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2012-11-14 08:55:32 AM
That's what she said?
 
2012-11-14 09:27:25 AM
Sales of Win 8 must really be going well.
 
2012-11-14 10:21:46 AM
We've reached plaid!
 
2012-11-14 11:29:21 AM
I'm kind of wondering when I'll get implicated. I don't think I'm involved, but who knows at this point?

Oh, and Windows 8 sucks.
 
2012-11-14 12:31:27 PM
I ...don't get it.
 
2012-11-14 12:37:20 PM
uhm. Subby? are you on acid?

because it must be some really good stuff. Can I get some.

/dude was fired for being a jerk.
 
2012-11-14 12:55:22 PM
Sinofsky was reportedly behind killing of the Courier project, a dual-screen tablet device. That action led to the departure of Xbox guru J Allard.

Good riddance to Sinofsky. Courier was farking amazing and could have changed things for MS when they needed it. Now they dicked around for 2 years and came up with jack and shiat.

It's so pathetic how MS is throwing away tech they spent billions making (ink, way before Courier), because they are totally misreading the market. I'm usually not pessimistic about big companies, because they have a lot of options, but man MS is looking like IBM circa 1993. If they're lucky they will get a management team that turns it around. .
 
2012-11-14 01:01:32 PM

fluffy2097: uhm. Subby? are you on acid?

because it must be some really good stuff. Can I get some.

/dude was fired for being a jerk.


Why, it's almost as if people on Fark craft their headlines purely for humorous effect!

/Not subby
 
2012-11-14 01:23:02 PM
FTFA: Sinofsky was the executive who brought a badly needed overhaul to Office...

So it's his fault Word and Excel have become unusable? He needs to DIAF.
 
2012-11-14 02:47:19 PM
Where is the start button?
 
2012-11-14 06:23:06 PM

usernameguy: fluffy2097: uhm. Subby? are you on acid?

because it must be some really good stuff. Can I get some.

/dude was fired for being a jerk.

Why, it's almost as if people on Fark craft their headlines purely for humorous effect!

/Not subby


Humor not found. Would you like to search the Internet?
 
2012-11-14 07:14:57 PM

BalugaJoe: Where is the start button?


Classic Shell fixes that. If you make a product and lots of people get a third party add on to make your product usable then maybe you should think about where you went wrong.

/Likes 8, with Classic Shell.
//£25 upgrade from XP.

Still throws me every now and then. Like today I had to open a PDF, and it opens it with the default app which is a Metro app. I wanted to quickly bring up a calculator to add up some figures in the document, but Calculator is a Desktop program and the Start button isn't available in Metro...

So from being able to quickly bring up a calculator on top of an open PDF document you now have to swap between Metro and Desktop, which means you can't have the calculator and the PDF visible at the same time. This must be the first modern OS that has actually moved away from multitasking.

I can fix it of course. I need a proper PDF viewer that opens in Desktop. But then why bother with Metro at all?
 
2012-11-14 08:54:26 PM
Who cares about Microsoft? What happens when Hitler finally hears word of the scandal?

i.imm.io
 
2012-11-15 10:52:56 AM

Flint Ironstag: BalugaJoe: Where is the start button?

Classic Shell fixes that. If you make a product and lots of people get a third party add on to make your product usable then maybe you should think about where you went wrong.

/Likes 8, with Classic Shell.
//£25 upgrade from XP.

Still throws me every now and then. Like today I had to open a PDF, and it opens it with the default app which is a Metro app. I wanted to quickly bring up a calculator to add up some figures in the document, but Calculator is a Desktop program and the Start button isn't available in Metro...

So from being able to quickly bring up a calculator on top of an open PDF document you now have to swap between Metro and Desktop, which means you can't have the calculator and the PDF visible at the same time. This must be the first modern OS that has actually moved away from multitasking.

I can fix it of course. I need a proper PDF viewer that opens in Desktop. But then why bother with Metro at all?


This was basically my gripe. The OS kept trying to push me back into Metro even after I installed Classic Start. After a few days of fighting it I finally gave up and reinstalled 7.
 
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