Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Kumabjorn, Sep 6, 2017.
Hardly a "rig something together costing quite a bit more than even a premium gaming laptop."
As someone with insight would you mind to expand, clarify and give some concrete examples?
Actually, premium gaming laptops have become quite accessible within the last couple years now at around $1000 or less. Here are two standout models for this year:
Compare the best from both, and then also read some of the off-color stories about Ballmer.
I won't argue that Ballmer had a commanding presence and a certain enthusiasm, but he is on record as having one of the worst CEO approval ratings for a major corporation and, on one occasion, he even went so far as throwing a chair across the room when in disagreement with someone.
I don't have any insider information, but I can say that has a long time tech industry professional, I had no interest in Microsoft products, moved all in to Apple, and found Windows horrible to work in... under Ballmer. Now, a few years under new leadership, I no longer use a Mac and am slowly moving out of the Apple ecosystem, and I'm genuinely excited about where Microsoft is headed.
Microsoft was headed downhill under the old leadership and is making a very difficult transition of a very large organization, and doing very well with it currently. Look around at some other big organizations that have had to make fundamental shifts in their business model... IBM, Kodak, HP, etc.. I would say current leadership is doing well.
For those interested: Ars Technica Liveblog: Satya Nadella lays out Microsoft’s vision at Ignite starting Monday 9am ET
I don't think I ever claimed Ballmer should have stayed in charge. I already described two monumental failures... and besides that, it was time for a change. But Nadella is getting a ton of credit for initiatives that were already under way, and he's squandered a lot of it while making great short-term business decisions that are bad for consumers in the long-term. I have no doubt that Microsoft will continue to make money, but as a cloud guy himself, it's no surprise that Nadella is turning towards Azure and big data / machine learning instead.
Anyway, Bergman's implied secondary complaint that this is way off-topic is probably correct, and that's mostly my fault (and the initial comment I quoted)... so while I could probably go on, I'll leave it alone anyway.
Thurrott gets suspicious:
(Courtesy of Thurrott site)
So does this really mean LTE on surface Pro is the only thing?
<<...So does this really mean LTE on surface Pro is the only thing?..>>
...Thurrott is arguing that either Microsoft has completely ruined the suspense surrounding the London Event, or they have something else of high significance up their sleeve...
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