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Re: [News] Microsoft Loses Grip Without Gates

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 02:01 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <1258486.Bh5J66rx9f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> __/ [ Roy Culley ] on Saturday 27 May 2006 15:44 \__
>>> begin  risky.vbs
>>> <3401491.AyBuQCLCAX@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> Microsoft Isn't Run by Bill Gates Anymore
>>> But he's the chief SW architect at MS. Now that's a joke except for
>>> the shareholders of course. What does Gates know about SW design?
>>> Does anyone wonder why vista is a disaster?
>> I find it hard to believe that Gates has done something at raw code
>> level in the past decade or two. Even architecture/design is not his
>> responsibility.  He is a media-facing/E-mail person, I assure
>> you. Allchin reminds him how bad things are.
> Exactly but Gates I presume does have the final say in many design /
> feature decisions. Clearly he isn't competent to make those decisions
> and hence the utter mess MS are in with Vista.
> Allchin may remind him of the mess but it seems he is incapable of
> finding a solution to it. No surprise there of course. Best hope for
> MS would be to rid themselves of Gates and Balmer and bring in an
> innovative thinker like Steve Jobs. :-)

I don't think much of him, either. He *used* to work on programs. He now
plays the oracle figure, wearing sandals and trying to sell you toys with
hidden shackles. Speaking of which, even Linus seems to concentrate on
communication rather than programming these days...

Best wishes,


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