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Microsoft Fires Chief of Windows Department: Why Now?

Steven Sinofsky is stepping down as the head of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) Windows department, and the reason behind it is completely understandable: he just didn't get along well with the executives. But the timing's going to hurt them. In this video, Motley Fool tech analyst Andrew Tonner tells us about the struggles facing Microsoft at the moment as the market shifts away from PCs and toward mobile, and how the company can go forward from here after the loss of a good chief operator.

It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.

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  • Report this Comment On November 15, 2012, at 12:13 AM, applefan1 wrote:

    Yeah, why? Because the Surface RT probably isn't selling well enough to announce how many units they've sold and the same goes with Windows 8.

    I think Windows 8 is a joke. The first time I saw it I said to my self, this looks like what would happen if Toys R Us made a cheap plastic toy tablet for little kids to play around with and the GUI is meant for children that can only recognize simple boxes and rectangles and primary colors. You know how 2 years are. They are just as happy playing with a cardboard box for Christmas rather than some expensive toy inside the box.

    To me, I saw absolutely no valid reason what the colors choices are meant for. Red, Blue, Green, Purple don't relate to anything. It seems as though they are chosen either completely by random or to the user's desire with absolutely no correlation to anything. I give Windows 8 GUI an "F". A really bad GUI designed by children for brainwashed Adults that are being given a lump of $(*& and being told it's pure Gold.

    If I was an account manager at a Corporate Reseller, I don't think I could talk to a Corporate customer with a straight face and tell them that Windows 8 is a viable alternative. If I were a sales rep at a local Best Buy, I don't think I could demo this product to a consumer without laughing uncontrollably for 10 Minutes before I pointed them to an OS X computer as a something I would recommend for a home/business computer.

    For those that remember, Windows 8 to me is the equivalent to the PC Jr.

    Shame on you Microsoft for insulting our intelligence.

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