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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    [news=http://www.frogdesign.com/client/microsoft/graphics/logo.jpg]Microsoft's new OS chief has to get Redmond to embrace a new model of programming, in which software is constantly being improved instead of updated every 5 years.

    NEW YORK (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Steven Sinofsky is a rare bird on Microsoft's Redmond campus -- a manager who actually delivers software on time. As head of product development for Office, he's known for meeting release deadlines.

    He's now been put in charge of Microsoft's Windows group, which has seen endless delays in the release of its new Vista operating system. (Indeed, the recently announced delay of the consumer version of Vista will hold up what would have been the timely release of Sinofsky's Office 2007 since Microsoft wants to release the two products at the same time).

    Source: http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/24/tech...reorg/?cnn=yes[/news]

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    Microsoft's new OS chief has to get Redmond to embrace a new model of programming, in which software is constantly being improved instead of updated every 5 years.
    Sounds like OS X because that keeps improving like every year.

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    sounds like a smart move

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    "...in which software is constantly being improved instead of updated every 5 years"
    Best way to be then maybe after a few years of release we may get a half decent secure, stable OS with minimal bugs. Microsoft only release 'new' products to gain more cash as people will obviuosly want to buy the 'latest' version. Microsoft have a monopoly over the computer market and could surely make this work and gain a better reputation from its users.

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knocky
    "...in which software is constantly being improved instead of updated every 5 years"
    Best way to be then maybe after a few years of release we may get a half decent secure, stable OS with minimal bugs.
    Whatever OS is most prevalent will always be the target of hacking, viruses, malware et al.
    Those that can keep Windows up without installing avery 6 months have the opportunity to make money... rejoice in that, rather than knocking it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knocky
    Microsoft only release 'new' products to gain more cash as people will obviuosly want to buy the 'latest' version. Microsoft have a monopoly over the computer market and could surely make this work and gain a better reputation from its users.
    Releasing new product is good practice for any business.
    Regardless of what elightened computer literates think of Windows, the vast majority of computer users nowadays haven't got a clue there are alternatives to Windows; by the same token, the majority of computer geeks wouldn't know what's the difference between Magnetti Marelli, Ducellier and Delphi without the Wikipedia.
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008

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