Meet Microsoft's new CEO: Satya Nadella

Julio Franco

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After a long selection process and a myriad of rumors on who would take the helm at Microsoft, Satya Nadella, former executive VP of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, is stepping up to replace Steve Ballmer. Nadella is a Microsoft veteran,...

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GhostRyder

TS Evangelist
Wow history in the making people... Im interested to see what will be changed in Microsoft with this new guy!
 

Sarcasm

TS Guru
Interesting how he is bringing Bill back to be more involved. Whatever he does, let's hope he pulls Microsoft in a more positive direction and injects some humanity back into the company. That and he needs to start restructuring the Xbox Division and put a stop to all the nonsense.
 
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Proud to see an Indian in prospect of becoming the next Microsoft CEO.
 

ikesmasher

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Hopefully this means Windows 8 and Metro will be taken out back and shot, Old Yeller style.
His letter makes it sound like anything but this.
I basically mean nothing in his letter suggests the return of a desktop GUI for desktops....it moves towards the opposite really.
 

Railman

TS Booster
Hopefully this means Windows 8 and Metro will be taken out back and shot, Old Yeller style.
Doubtful as extended support expires January 2023. I am doubtful if the change of CEO will make much difference. The guy has been with MS for 22 years so he will lack an outside perspective.
 

MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
Hopefully this means Windows 8 and Metro will be taken out back and shot, Old Yeller style.
Doubtful as extended support expires January 2023. I am doubtful if the change of CEO will make much difference. The guy has been with MS for 22 years so he will lack an outside perspective.
But he'll know exactly what MS is about and where to focus his attention. He also may understand well what MS is and what they aren't. It depends on what you think would help MS the most. They could get someone from the outside to help improve the areas where MS is weak, or they could take an insider to help refine the areas where they are strong. I think focusing on the strengths is a good thing.

Maybe the next Surface ad will focus on productivity and not trendy dancing college kids.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
My only concern is if he will focus on making everything cloud based before the Internet infrastructure as a whole can support it.
 

Railman

TS Booster
Hopefully this means Windows 8 and Metro will be taken out back and shot, Old Yeller style.
Doubtful as extended support expires January 2023. I am doubtful if the change of CEO will make much difference. The guy has been with MS for 22 years so he will lack an outside perspective.
But he'll know exactly what MS is about and where to focus his attention. He also may understand well what MS is and what they aren't. It depends on what you think would help MS the most. They could get someone from the outside to help improve the areas where MS is weak, or they could take an insider to help refine the areas where they are strong. I think focusing on the strengths is a good thing.

Maybe the next Surface ad will focus on productivity and not trendy dancing college kids.
You can't watch much TV as the last Surface Ad I saw involved a college professor extolling the virtues of the device running all of his legacy programs.
 
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The desktop never left. Classic shell and other give you basically Win 7desktop
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
The desktop never left. Classic shell and other give you basically Win 7desktop
From your perspective it would seem "DVD Playback" was never removed from Win8.

DVD playback options for Windows

Lets keep going and remove a few more things:
  1. Calculator
  2. Disk Management
  3. Explorer
  4. Games (Included in every install)
  5. Internet Explorer
  6. Media Player
  7. NotePad
  8. Paint
  9. WordPad
I'm sure we would not miss them, with all the alternative download options available. Especially if we look at it from your perspective, that they wouldn't truly be removed.

But above all lets remove all backward compatibility with the duplicate files stored in the "winsxs" folder. I hate making backup images, while knowing this one folder is nearly 8GB of duplicate files. Makes matters even worse if you want to store more than one backup image. Can you imagine the controversy in removing backward compatibility?
 

ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
From your perspective it would seem "DVD Playback" was never removed from Win8.

DVD playback options for Windows

Lets keep going and remove a few more things:
  1. Calculator
  2. Disk Management
  3. Explorer
  4. Games (Included in every install)
  5. Internet Explorer
  6. Media Player
  7. NotePad
  8. Paint
  9. WordPad
I'm sure we would not miss them, with all the alternative download options available. Especially if we look at it from your perspective, that they wouldn't truly be removed.

But above all lets remove all backward compatibility with the duplicate files stored in the "winsxs" folder. I hate making backup images, while knowing this one folder is nearly 8GB of duplicate files. Makes matters even worse if you want to store more than one backup image. Can you imagine the controversy in removing backward compatibility?
Im awfully confused at this post, I dont know which side its siding with, even though im pretty sure its satire. xD


The annoying thing is that they arent even duplicate files-its links to the original files that makes windows fool itself into thinking they actually are duplicate files, saying that its taking up 8GB when its using nothing near that much.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
This is what makes the duplication.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinSXS#Misconceptions
Misconceptions
The winsxs directory is thought to be much larger than it actually is. The directory contains mostly "hard links" to files that exist elsewhere. DIR and Explorer are not aware of the difference between an actual file and a hard link to a file, and so may count the same file several times, adding incorrectly to the perceived disk usage. The disk usage reported by these two programs is as if each hard link *is* an actual file.
I don't know every little detail but I do know what I am being told. And it is being held as part of my disk usage.
<reserve for image as soon as I find the upload link>



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There is no option for uploading files. This site is ridiculous, when it comes to uploading files. I will upload to a file share and then link the URL instead.
 
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ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
This is what makes the duplication.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinSXS#Misconceptions


I don't know every little detail but I do know what I am being told. And it is being held as part of my disk usage.
<reserve for image as soon as I find the upload link>
thats what im saying xD
they arent files, the space is empty, windows just refuses to believe it and prevents you from using it.
If you were suggesting that this should be a high priority, than I agree. But your post confused me. I should probably go sleep.
 
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First I Congratulate Mr. Nadella. I hope someday you can make any Windows Operating System a Virus Free. If this happens it will make our life more easier.