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Thursday, 26 May 2011 13:16

Ballmer stuffs up Windows release date

Written by Nick Farell


Microsoft denies it
Software giant Microsoft has made the unusual step of saying its chief executive Steve “the mime” Ballmer was wrong about the release date of Windows 8.

On Monday, Steve Ballmer said Windows 8 would come put next year and throughout this year you will hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors. This is a repeat of what we have been saing for ages and and Ballmer hinted at during CES in January.

However a Microsoft spokeswoman said Ballmer made a misstatement as Redmond was eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, Microsoft had not yet announced any timing or naming for the next version of Windows. What Microsoft is worried about is that if corporate buyers know that Windows 8 is just around the corner, they will hold off on purchasing systems and replacing some ancient XP systems that are out there.

If Ballmer's words put off buying PCs because they're interested to see what Windows 8 is like, things could turn ugly it could cause the outfit a few problems. Already US hedge fund owner, David Einhorn, called for Ballmer's scalp claiming that the outfit has floundered under Ballmer's 11-years in charge.

Nick Farell

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+11 #1 dicobalt 2011-05-26 14:45
Microsoft has already said they want a new version of Windows every 3 years. This explanation does not make sense. Besides, corporate customers always wait for SP1 before doing a large rollout.
 
 
+6 #2 nECrO 2011-05-26 17:22
Quoting dicobalt:
Microsoft has already said they want a new version of Windows every 3 years. This explanation does not make sense. Besides, corporate customers always wait for SP1 before doing a large rollout.




Exactly. And since Windows 7 debuted in 2009, a 2012 release date for Windows 8 (Or whatever they end up naming it) goes right along with that every 3 year forecast. Also, who cares what some greedy hedge fund owner thinks anyway?
 
 
+1 #3 dineaudio 2011-05-26 20:33
"New" version of Windows. That stuff always make me laugh. All the way since Windows XP got introduced. It should of made me laugh even with Windows 2000, actually...

If they only had a persistent design of GUI, that would make upgrades much easier for the people. They should work on the core, efficiency, bugs, instead of reworking the GUI. All I can see with these "new versions" is: reworked/rearranged GUI, same old shi* inside, and more bloat and proprietary MS stuff which is usually of no use for proficient users like me that have their choice of applications they work with and don't like anything else.

Cheers!
 
 
0 #4 eugen 2011-05-26 23:31
actually xp sp2and3 have a lot bugs freezes unlike vista or 7 for non stop working pc vista and 7 change my perspective on xp and older ms versions fewer crashes on my system since upgraded to vista or 7,but to many people xp is still the shit of the os`s..
 
 
+1 #5 evolucion8 2011-05-27 16:46
Quoting dineaudio:
"New" version of Windows. That stuff always make me laugh. All the way since Windows XP got introduced. It should of made me laugh even with Windows 2000, actually...

If they only had a persistent design of GUI, that would make upgrades much easier for the people. They should work on the core, efficiency, bugs, instead of reworking the GUI. All I can see with these "new versions" is: reworked/rearranged GUI, same old shi* inside, and more bloat and proprietary MS stuff which is usually of no use for proficient users like me that have their choice of applications they work with and don't like anything else.

Cheers!


Then I hope that you are posting this using Linux, otherwise you are bluffing.
 
 
0 #6 jackas 2011-05-28 14:18
What a douchebag, Ballmer !
His company pays salaries as low as about 25% to employees in China as compared to those in US. What does he expect?
 

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