• Microsoft Employees Fired Over Windows 8 Leaks

    The recent leaks of Windows 8 suggests that there are sources within Microsoft that are letting out copies of the work-in-progress operating system. According to a well known leak tracker, as characterized by WinRumors, Microsoft has fired two employees that the company believed to be leaking the beta builds.

    MyDigitalLife forum member Canouna posted that two employees were fired, and that Microsoft was able to trace the leak of at least one of the Windows 8 beta builds back to its origin.

    The termination of employees cannot be verified, as Microsoft does not release such information. Rumors claim that Microsoft fired one of its employees in Redmond and another in Russia.

    Given the words of warning that are clearly displayed on the desktop wallpaper of the Windows 8 betas, this shouldn't be surprising action by Microsoft.

    Comments 4 Comments
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      I imagine they would have signed something saying not to give out MS stuff so it's there own fault. OR, it could be a clever ruse by MS to get publicity lol
    1. Cut-Copy-Paste's Avatar
      Cut-Copy-Paste -
      So did leak make it to any tracker?
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      I dunno, but at least it is posted on the NZBs here.
      I wish I was in the mood to install and test it, but my time with beta and alpha versions is long gone.
    1. Appzalien's Avatar
      Appzalien -
      If its more like 7 than XP, I don't want it anyway beta or not. MS should get a head up their butt award for pushing a beloved OS aside and building crap from crap (vista = sucky and Win7 = somewhat less sucky) I suspect Win8 will be no exception to the "sucky is good" rule.