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Congrats, Satya Nadella. In just five years, you've turned Microsoft from Neutral Evil to (tr)
The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2019 | Richard Speed

Posted on 02/20/2019 9:09:45 PM PST by dayglored

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Yeah, I know, this article is a couple weeks old. I missed it on the first go-round. Enjoy now!
1 posted on 02/20/2019 9:09:45 PM PST by dayglored
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To: Abby4116; afraidfortherepublic; aft_lizard; AF_Blue; AppyPappy; arnoldc1; ATOMIC_PUNK; bajabaja; ...
Satya Nadella Microsoft CEO ... PING!

You can find all the Windows Ping list threads with FR search: just search on keyword "windowspinglist".

2 posted on 02/20/2019 9:10:29 PM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."`)
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Yeah, and they bought LinkedIn to monetize personal info the way Google and Facebook do. The company has also taken away a lot of consumer/business control over patching.


3 posted on 02/20/2019 9:26:03 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: dayglored

Just how everyone wants to be remembered, you know, as that guy who ruthlessly cuts through detritus.


4 posted on 02/20/2019 9:30:21 PM PST by patriotred
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To: dayglored
Their analytics services are fantastic -

5 posted on 02/20/2019 9:35:16 PM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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Just how everyone wants to be remembered, you know, as that guy who ruthlessly cuts through detritus.

Microsoft needed it - Ballmer wasted billions trying to play catch-up in consumer technology with Apple. MS's investments in Azure are smart - hyperscalers are profitable and there need to be alternatives to AWS and Google.
6 posted on 02/20/2019 9:51:42 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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Ballmer and his fetish for trying to copy apple touchscreen interface icons, having the consumers slap it down because live tiles are stupid, and then saying he was doubling down on the Metro interface.
Saner heads prevailed for the most part on that.


7 posted on 02/20/2019 10:18:53 PM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: dayglored

Google, on the other hand is chaotic evil.


8 posted on 02/20/2019 11:28:46 PM PST by Crucial
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Anyone know if the Windows 7 update issue from January has been solved yet? I’d like to do the updates, but don’t want to create problems. THANKS!


9 posted on 02/21/2019 2:29:05 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed thee ... I knew thee.")
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I’m still hoping MicroThief will extend the service of Windows 7 past the 2020 cutoff.....


10 posted on 02/21/2019 3:39:28 AM PST by ducttape45 ("Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34)
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I’ve got Win-7 Pro x64 and another desktop unit Win-7 Pro x32, and the installation was “successful”; no problems encountered. YMMV.


11 posted on 02/21/2019 4:55:49 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Great. Thanks so much!


12 posted on 02/21/2019 5:14:39 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed thee ... I knew thee.")
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He has seen to it that only Indians are hired at Microsoft. More than half their employees are now marble mouths.


13 posted on 02/21/2019 5:43:36 AM PST by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!.)
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He has seen to it that only Indians are hired at Microsoft. More than half their employees are now marble mouths.

That was as predictable as the rising of the sun. Once an Indian is in a position to hire, you'll never see another American come in the door, or probably even interviewed.

14 posted on 02/21/2019 6:35:42 AM PST by zeugma (Power without accountability is fertilizer for tyranny.)
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True


15 posted on 02/21/2019 11:43:00 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Cronos

My VP is obsessed with Gartner.


16 posted on 02/21/2019 11:43:39 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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But Google can give you an ear you never knew you had: Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3729244/posts


17 posted on 02/21/2019 1:30:35 PM PST by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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“Pay no attention to the man^H^H^Hmicrophone behind the curtain...”


18 posted on 02/21/2019 2:59:38 PM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."`)
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To: dayglored

Nadella hasn’t overseen creation of a single new service or product. He has merely cut/focused.

Ballmer should get far more credit for current stock market success.


19 posted on 02/21/2019 4:49:22 PM PST by nicollo (I said no!)
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Granted that things like Office 365 got their start while Ballmer was CEO. But his focus was entirely on Windows as a product to the near-exclusion of all else. His famous laughing dismissal of the iPhone and the disastrous Nokia affair are indications of how out-of-touch he had become with what the market was actually doing.

His maniacal animosity toward open source and Linux in particular made no sense and caused people to move away from Microsoft's uber-proprietary stance.

He can get credit for some of the things that got started on his watch, but had he remained CEO for the past five years, I believe Microsoft would not be prospering as it is, and would be both a technical and business laughingstock, despite its remaining grip on the dwindling desktop market.

20 posted on 02/21/2019 5:02:58 PM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."`)
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