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[#] Wed May 11 2011 03:37:19 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored to <joachim.glesius@o3sis.com>, <stefan.bremer@o3sis.com>,<patrick.seyfert@o3sis.com>, <arthur.reinerth@o3sis.com>,<wilfried.goesgens@o3sis.com>, <lucie.bestakova@o3sis.com>,<mahmut.keygubatli@o3sis.com>, <ruhisen.sahin@o3sis.com>

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[#] Wed May 11 2011 09:30:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Also expect to watch the entertaining fireworks display as they move the Skype server infrastructure to Windows. That'll be entertaining (I wonder if the team that ported Hotmail is still around).

[#] Tue May 17 2011 15:20:16 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Haven't been impressed with the Linux Skype client, anyhow...it was always lagging in features and functionality behind the Windows and Mac versions, and crashed more often than not.



[#] Mon May 23 2011 10:52:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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WTF?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/23/microsoft_office_metro_ui/print.html

Microsoft seems to be realizing that everyone hates the Office "Ribbon" so they're completely redesigning the user interface for Office *again*.

And this time around they're basing it on the allegedly "hugely popular" Metro UI from Phone 7, which uses gigantic fonts that wrap all over the page.

Yeesh. The problem here is that office automation software is DONE. Microsoft can't think of any useful new features to add to it, so instead of just stopping, they keep throwing more and more crap into it, otherwise people get upset that they're spending $500 for not much more than bugfixes.

[#] Thu May 26 2011 23:22:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So the latest news today is that a major Microsoft investor (Einhorn) is calling for them to get rid of Ballmer.

Microsoft's board, and in particular, Bill Gates, do not seem to agree.

I'm happy to see this. I agree with Einhorn: the last ten years have been largely stagnant under Ballmer's leadership. And I'm cool with that, of course, because it is in everyone's best interest for Microsoft to continue to decline.

(Sometimes you've got to wonder what color the sky is in some people's worlds --- I actually saw one tech pundit claim that "Microsoft built the platform from which Apple and Google launched their own successes")

[#] Tue May 31 2011 17:08:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Punditry continued:

The story now seems to be morphing from "Ballmer should be kicked out" to "Gates should be brought back."

If this happens, it will be the realization of something I have predicted for a long time: they are planning to add "the triumphant return of the original CEO" to the long list of things they copied from Apple.

You heard it here first.

[#] Tue May 31 2011 18:59:08 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's an amusing comparison, given the personalities involved.

The Triumphant Return Of Steve Jobs:

Glamour, glitter, a nice runway with super-models flashing the very latest apparil, raucous music from all the latest artists, etc.

The Triumphant Return Of Bill Gates:

Drab tile floors with beige walls, 8-bit mono music (and only one note at a time) from a cheap Casio calculator, with ugly, disgusting guys standing around trying to outdo each other intellectually, etc.



[#] Wed Jun 01 2011 18:05:43 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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(Sometimes you've got to wonder what color the sky is in some people's

worlds --- I actually saw one tech pundit claim that "Microsoft built

the platform from which Apple and Google launched their own successes")


Well, sure, you have to use IE to download chrome.

[#] Wed Jun 01 2011 18:07:48 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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The story now seems to be morphing from "Ballmer should be kicked out"

to "Gates should be brought back."

Gates will never do that. (imho) Like any past president, all you could do is make your reputation worse. (applenotwithstanding I'll get to that in a minute) Look at the yahoo guy. Or dell. I can't imagine what brain fart made anybody think that the skills that build a company from scratch are in any way related to the skills that can save a company from decline from being old.
Morons.

Gates would do well to keep spending his foundation's money and stay the hell away from microsoft.

[#] Wed Jun 01 2011 22:55:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well, sure, you have to use IE to download chrome.

I didn't use IE; I just did "apt-get install google-chrome" :)

To be honest, I don't think Gates *wants* to run Microsoft again. He may be evil but he's not stupid: he knows that Microsoft's best days are behind it; he might even be aware that the tech sector in general is moving away from the United States as we continue our race to the bottom.

I think what Microsoft *really* needs is not Gates, not Ballmer, but someone with the business skills to turn Microsoft into a properly operating "old company." Instead of trying to gobble up 100% of every market it enters, Microsoft needs to grow the fuck up and start acting more like IBM. Build products that may not be sexy but can be trusted as reliable workhorses. Be a trustworthy corporate partner, become a blue chip stock, pay out dividends, and sit quietly in the background as an engine of American business.

Paul Graham once suggested that "Microsoft's biggest weakness is that they still don't realize how much they suck." That's a rather provocative way of putting it, but they really do still think that they can b all things to all people. They haven't come to terms with the fact that the computer industry is way too big for one company to own it all, and that it's ok to cede some parts of the market.

Gates has probably realized that Microsoft peaked in the late 1990's and that was its best, and last, chance to "own it all" before disruptive forces changed the game towards the end of the decade.

[#] Fri Jun 03 2011 15:04:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So ... what does everyone think of the user interface (sorry ... "experience") they're preparing for Vista 8? Evidently, they are planning to deploy their smartphone UI on *every* version of Windows, regardless of whether it's for a phone, a tablet, a laptop, or a desktop.

All of the demo videos I've seen so far have been driven by touch. I would imagine it's going to be quite cumbersome and frustrating to use with a mouse.

They seem to have this obsession with conformity *of* Windows, not just *to* Windows. "One world, one operating system, one user interface" (Microsoft's version of "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer")

[#] Fri Jun 03 2011 16:48:13 EDT from skpacman @ Uncensored

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The new UI is a bunch of eye-candy with a huge learning curve.... not "intuitive" at all and seems a bit on the "trying to make everyone happy" theme.

I'm all for changing UI's to match the current trends, which is nice and good, but why completely change absolutely every single way you interact with your computer?

Will there be a way to completely disable this new UI so people-like-me can work in a familiar environment instead of something terribly confusing?

Instead of consulting a team of designers, they should be researching how the users feel about these subjects. I think they've long-sense lost sight of the customer and they're trying to make themselves happy with this UI (and other) redesign.



[#] Fri Jun 03 2011 16:51:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Microsoft's UI peaked with Windows 95. Everything since then has been annoying.
I suspect that the Windows 8 "experience" will be about as well received by desktop users as Microsoft Bob.

[#] Fri Jun 03 2011 17:14:25 EDT from skpacman @ Uncensored

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granted, since '95 they've added a *few* useful features to the main task bar like grouping programs, combining tasks, choosing what notifications go into the 'drawer' permanently and what stays visible permanently, etc. but there are some features (particularly with Win7) that I don't like, like how they changed the networking interfaces, control panels, and some of the other advanced features.

the new UI with Win8 seems like they're trying to put even more distance between the 'average user' and any advanced settings/features that might be available through the standard (old) UI.



[#] Fri Jun 03 2011 21:57:06 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Fri Jun 03 2011 16:51:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Microsoft's UI peaked with Windows 95. Everything since then has been annoying.

Oh goodness no.  I'd step to Win2000, but not 95.  Win95 was vile, but Win2000 had some class (for a Microsot product).

I did not like the candy-like UI they created in XP, and since then it's only gone sillier.

Heh... 'Microsot'.  I'm leaving that misspelling in.



[#] Sat Jun 04 2011 05:06:43 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Fr Jun 03 2011 16:48:13 EDT von skpacman @ Uncensored

Will there be a way to completely disable this new UI so people-like-me can work in a familiar environment instead of something terribly confusing?

install linux/kde ;-P



[#] Sat Jun 04 2011 11:21:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Seriously, take a look at this video: http://youtu.be/p92QfWOw88I

After laughing at the fact that Microsoft has to use a Google video service to demonstrate Vista 8 --

Can you imagine having to slog through a user interface optimized for a touchscreen, when you're actually on a mouse-driven desktop -- all day, every day?

I hope they don't expect that the next generation of upright monitors are all going to have touchscreens. That would be an ergonomic nightmare.

[#] Sun Jun 05 2011 05:57:15 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, i'm using a tiling WM, and i'd say they at least are using parts of that...

but yes, its more looking like the x-box or some phone than a workstation OS.

so the name Wintendo gets a whole new meaning ;-)



[#] Mon Jun 06 2011 17:56:04 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm all for changing UI's to match the current trends, which is nice
and good, but why completely change absolutely every single way you
interact with your computer?

Because you can't repackage the same shit without changing it, call it something else and get people to pay money for it.
You've got to change something, and the UI is the most obvious thing to change.

[#] Mon Jun 06 2011 17:56:48 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Will there be a way to completely disable this new UI so
people-like-me can work in a familiar environment instead of
something terribly confusing?

That's a great question for google in regards to chrome.
Can't wait to see how fucked up and non-historical-standard chromeos is.

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