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Steven Sinofsky, head of Windows division, leaves Microsoft

13 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Steven Sinofsky, head of Windows division, leaves Microsoft - read the full textIn a rather surprising move, Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows division at Microsoft, has decided to leave the company. This move comes shortly after Microsoft's biggest launch in years and a product Sinofsky directly worked on. He will be replaced by former Coporate Vice President of Windows...


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now I understand why on Blackberry OS 10 is "similar" with metro style on windows 8 phone!


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  • 2012-11-16 06:48
  • uChf

> In reply to Anon @ 2012-11-14 02:00 from RN@g - click to readPsss, the guy was greedy and a pain in the butt to work with. He wanted to be the next CEO ("promise and announce me or I'll leave", says the rumors), I'm glad he didn't get that. Now finally someone new can take over and make a better working environment.

Despite him, and his way of leading, the rest of the windows team have done a great job on windows 8 - no doubt :)

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  • 2012-11-15 09:01
  • 5i4e

he will join at meego.. any way its a american attitude,btw, is that bruce willis

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  • 2012-11-14 12:10
  • P@1G

a bit disaster in microsoft!!!!! loosing expert!!

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  • 2012-11-14 06:34
  • fu$c

i think he will join Nokia :o

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  • 2012-11-14 03:33
  • XMiw

Something cooking at Microsoft, makes me nervous so I think I will hold off buying windows 8 products and see what pans out over the next 12 months. In the meantime I'll will continue to stay with Android.

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  • 2012-11-14 02:00
  • RN@g

for what he did to ms office user interface, isnt this departure a bit too late? lol

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  • 2012-11-14 00:33
  • 9yZA

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-13 20:37 from nEfs - click to readWill users finally choose Linux Mint as alternative the Windows Disco 8?

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  • 2012-11-13 23:03
  • j8wI

If you were in charge of the disaster that is Windows 8 then it would be wise to get out before the sh1t hits the fan. Consumers haven't really noticed Windows 8, but when they wake up on Christmas Day with their shiny new laptop with an illogical model interface that drives them nuts then we will see the real backlash.

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  • 2012-11-13 20:37
  • nEfs

friends ithink am gonn be a next head of the windows division at microsoft............ha ha ha ha ha ha kidding

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  • 2012-11-13 18:22
  • fu$c

gud bye steven sinofsky.....we gonna miss u a big time

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  • 2012-11-13 18:07
  • fu$c

Probably left because he was pissed off with Windows 8 looking like a 70's disco floor.

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  • 2012-11-13 16:56
  • nUhX

This is the only guy i actually liked in Microsoft's keynotes.. And the other guy with long hair.

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  • 2012-11-13 15:56
  • gKr9

> In reply to apple-sux @ 2012-11-13 12:04 from Lk@j - click to readThat's actually a pretty interesting perspective. We'll know soon enough.

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  • 2012-11-13 14:29
  • IV{i

The Alphas are not well liked in the workplace but they are the ones who are driven.

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  • 2012-11-13 14:14
  • 2Am2

It's very sad for Windows:-(

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  • 2012-11-13 12:33
  • 9AcN

To all fandroid trollers:

Steven Sinofsky was the head of Windows.

Head of Windows Phone is Andy Lees.

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  • 2012-11-13 12:18
  • 0BRb

mr. sinofsky kows that 8 and WP are going to fail. that is why he is leaving. who knows how much of mr. sinofsky's good ideas hadn't been implemented because the "team" didn't like his attitude? i couldn't stay in such a company eighter.

MS time is over when google hits the market with a full OS based on android and proper support by google anyway.

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  • 2012-11-13 12:04
  • Lk@j

assuredly, people of such calibre can never tell the reason they left...if he'z planning his own venture, fine...just like the founders of HTC and Samsung

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  • 2012-11-13 11:47
  • iGRF

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