And so the circle-jerk of Slashdot continues. The echo-chamber in this place is too much sometimes.
I came here to read about why this relatively unknown guy would clearly mean doom for MSFT, by people that have never worked there with very public disdain for pretty much all the products MS make.
I was not disappointed.
You must be a blast at house parties.
I love coming to Slashdot to hear about why MSFT is doomed each day. I've been hearing it for years yet annoyingly, the MSFT share prices just won't tank. What a shame! I wonder if investors know something the anti-MS crowd on
No, you showed me some text and a graph on Neowin that asserts Microsoft lost $10 billion over 2 years without a shred of evidence to back it up. Talk is cheap; this is no evidence of anything at all.
It takes one to know one.
The MSFT stock price disagrees with you.
You have no evidence to support the assertion Xbox hasn't broken even. That's where the discussion ends.
From the last quarter (Q3) - http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY13/Q3/default.aspx
"The Entertainment and Devices Division posted revenue of $2.53 billion, an increase of 56% from the prior year period. Adjusting for the recognition of revenue related to the Video Game Deferral, the division’s non-GAAP revenue increased 33% for the third quarter. Xbox LIVE now has over 46 million members worldwide, an 18% increase from the prior year period."
I call shenanigans.
Yeah there's been some failures as well as successes.
Xbox (still not broken even yet) quote>
MSFT stock is up, and the company is making more profits than ever. For all the arm-chair predictions of certain doom, the people that count are rallying behind the company.
Sorry to break it to you Slashdot, but for the people here that have predicted the glorious end to the evil empire, such as TFA submitter (who amusingly can't even get the product-names right; what does that say about quality of analysis?) are way off the mark. Investors disagree with you - http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-no-longer-the-windows-company-does-wall-street-agree-7000015573/?s_cid=e589&ttag=e589
Now this is a hugely unpopular opinion which anti-MS geeks don't like being confronted with so I expect to be censored/buried by "-1 Overrated" anytime now. Good times!
Heh, if you think Win8 can't open more than one Window at a time then that's all I need to know about following this discussion up
I wish you all the best with KDE!
Yes, it was basically "it's changed - I don't like it". Same thing happened between 3.11 and Win95 and despite even less options to revert back, the world kept turning. Please read mine.
I understand people don't like change, which Windows 8 certainly is, but what I don't get is why some self-confessed-geeks can't seem to see how that in literally seconds you're back to the comfortable old way of using the OS while also enjoying the benefits of 8 over 7 - the speed and memory-footprint improvements must surely be worth more than the 1-2 minutes of customisation Win8 takes if you want ye olde Win7 look & feel back.