Windows 10: Microsoft CEO Nadella: 'We will reinvent productivity'

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  1. Posts : 20,737
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       10 Jul 2014 #1

    Ten days into Microsoft's fiscal 2015, CEO Satya Nadella has sent a missive to the Microsoft troops.

    It's not all about developers, developers, developers. Or even devices and services. Instead, Nadella's July 10 e-mail message to all full-time employees (which also is available on Microsoft's Web site for all to read) is focus on Microsoft's core, and that core is all about productivity.

    Nadella made it official that Microsoft is no longer using the "devices and services company" mantra that former CEO Ballmer used to reposition the company in his last year-plus as CEO. Going forward, Microsoft is about productivity and platforms, Nadella said.

    Microsoft's original mission was to put a PC on every desk and in every home. Then it was to be a devices and services company.

    "While the devices and services description was helpful in starting our transformation, we now need to hone in on our unique strategy," Nadella said. "At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more."
    Read more at: Microsoft CEO Nadella: 'We will reinvent productivity' | ZDNet
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  2.    10 Jul 2014 #2

    It's good that the new CEO is refocussing on productivity again. Was Bill Gates ever responsible for Windows 7? Did his legacy end with XP? All I can say is holy crap man! What with AF (advanced format) HDDs and lack of USB 3.0 support trying to screw over XP users, I'm dying for another Windows OS just as good as XP, not the bloated softwares they call Windows kernel version 6.x! It's entirely possible I might just stick with XP for as long as my current harware lasts and move out of the Microsoft ecosystem in the future, unless they get it right like Gates did again!... But I can't see that happening soon, not with Windows 9 that is still based on the post Gates kernel 6.x versions!
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  3.    10 Jul 2014 #3

    Windows XP was based on the NT kernel by the way. Windows NT 5.1. Windows XP is now unsupported by Microsoft so its a use at your own risk proposition. IMHO its time to move on. Windows XP had its run and its over. No software company is going to continue to patch its legacy programs indefinitely. Windows 7 is a very popular and stable OS. Very similar to Windows XP too. You sound like your not impressed with Windows 8 so I won't go there.
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  4.    10 Jul 2014 #4

    ^ I don't get it. Years before XP went EoS, I ran it for months without downloading updates. Never a problem with antivirus installed. I don't get why XP with updates till Apr 8 '14 suddenly becomes more vulnerable than the state of my PC in 2012 with automatic updates turned off!

    In fact, I'm writing this post on my XP machine, which is the one I currently use the most. It's been what 3 months since EoS and I haven't encountered any problems whatsoever...
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  5.    10 Jul 2014 #5

    alphanumeric, post: 33786, member: 152 said:
    Windows XP was based on the NT kernel by the way. Windows NT 5.1. Windows XP is now unsupported by Microsoft so its a use at your own risk proposition. IMHO its time to move on. Windows XP had its run and its over. No software company is going to continue to patch its legacy programs indefinitely. Windows 7 is a very popular and stable OS. Very similar to Windows XP too. You sound like your not impressed with Windows 8 so I won't go there.
    No, it's not just Windows 8. I'm simply not impressed with any OS that runs on kernel 6.x (Vista/7/8/9) whatsoever! Added to the fact that I friggin hate how the post-XP explorer acts like it's trying to be Linux. (I really hate that Linux-feel of the new explorer, almost like I'm using a Windows-themed Linux distro). Drives me nuts when I can't do simple things like "select all" (or at least it's not intuitive like in XP) and I hear they even removed shadow copy in 8!
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  6.    11 Jul 2014 #6

    Ok, if your not updating XP your just as unprotected now as you were then. I'm not trying to be a smart @ss by the way. Security updates patch vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities in the code that can be exploited regardless of what security software your running. Microsoft patches them when they discover them. Any new ones found now will not be patched. They will then be exploited up the ying yang. You don't even have to go to a shady web site to get got. Anyway it's not for me to lecture you or anybody else on what they can and can't do. I mention the pitfalls of doing so for anybody else reading this thread, and they can decide for them selves.

    I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for an XP second Edition. Windows 9 is likely to be more of the same (7 & 8) and then some.
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  7.    11 Jul 2014 #7

    seeso no reason to discuss XP with anyone. . .its dead, and if someone is going to use it then I just do not find it necessary to discuss it with them. . .it really is that simple. . .
    BTW eatup "Welcome to the Nine Forums.". . .
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  8.    12 Jul 2014 #8

    Rumor has it Productivity 2.0 Beta is already leaked to the Internet.
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  9. Posts : 15,120
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       12 Jul 2014 #9

    Just give us a good OS, and leave the productivity to us.

    A Guy
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  10. Posts : 639
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       12 Jul 2014 #10

    I'm retired and trying to be as Unproductive as possible.

    Jim
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