Microsoft CEO Struggle Report: Elop Would Sell Xbox

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While I don't this this guy sounds like the person you want running the company, it really doesn't help rebuild my confidence in the Xbox One when I hear that it's possibly on the chopping block. Seriously, if that happens, I don't think the Xbox One could survive and would probably flop hard. Belly flop from the high dive hard.

Also. What the Hell is Bing?

Saltyk:
While I don't this this guy sounds like the person you want running the company, it really doesn't help rebuild my confidence in the Xbox One when I hear that it's possibly on the chopping block. Seriously, if that happens, I don't think the Xbox One could survive and would probably flop hard. Belly flop from the high dive hard.

Also. What the Hell is Bing?

Its Ms's answer to the Google search engine.

Not bad, but nowhere near as good as Google unless there were some major improvements in the past few months.

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Saltyk:
While I don't this this guy sounds like the person you want running the company, it really doesn't help rebuild my confidence in the Xbox One when I hear that it's possibly on the chopping block. Seriously, if that happens, I don't think the Xbox One could survive and would probably flop hard. Belly flop from the high dive hard.

Also. What the Hell is Bing?

Its Ms's answer to the Google search engine.

Not bad, but nowhere near as good as Google unless there were some major improvements in the past few months.

I know. I was making a joke. No one uses Bing. I mean Google is practically a verb at this point.
"Hold up. Let me Google that real fast."

Oh, man. I missed out on a perfect joke.
"What the Hell is Bing? Hold on, let me Google that."

Missed opportunities.

Eldritch Warlord:

Strazdas:

Eldritch Warlord:
Last I saw Xbox division was turning a profit. Also, Microsoft Office is on OS X and to a more limited degree iOS and Android. I suppose someone inside MS would probably know better than I, but a lot of what Elop is saying just seems completely wrong.

yes and no. It was turning a profit for the last few years. It was turning a loss beforehand. Whole Xbox program from start to finish is still quite a few billion in the loss, so so far MS did not gain any profits on Xbox.

I know that, I just meant that Xbox is currently making money. It just seems like there's really no reason to sell off Xbox, diverse holdings are always good right? Suppose Microsoft sells off their hardware divisions then Red Hat and OpenOffice suddenly started getting really popular, they would be pretty much done for. If they still have hardware holdings then maybe they can come out of that as something like an Apple-Nintendo hybrid.

We dont... really know that microsoft is currently making money on xbox even. We dont know how much R&D went into XboxOne. And due to the way microsoft shapes its reports (god, i swear americans decided to create accounting system with intention of making it as confusing as possible, sigh), we dont really know where it is accounted for. It could very well be that it is higher than current 360 porfits and would still make a loss.
ALso, for all the stupidity and hate we give micorosft, they may be stupid, but thier not that stupid. they know XboxOne will not win this one no matter how hard they are trying, and this could very well lead to projected loses in the future. Selling off part of company that has been making loss overall, is projected to make loss, and selling it off for couple billion being the only way to get at least some of the money back... yeah i can see how they can get the idea.

Diverse holdings are good, unless such holdings are draining all your money away. besides, diverse holdings rule seems to be forgotten very quikly in big business sadly. Specific business also are much easier to manage, because you need less expertise for other fields. Diverse isnt always better, its great in theory, however in practice it doesnt always work out. Now of course i do think microsoft definitely need some backup plan and dont think they should sell it, but i can understand why they want to.
And Open Office or Red Hat got nothing on micorosoft. OO is kinda workable now.... Maybe for simple tasks such as printing documents and so on. Meanwhile i know that my company will be using excel for a looooooong time as there is no widely known alternative that a new peopl can just pick up and use that could even begin such calculations. while for home use Open Office may become popular, for corpoate use microsoft isnt loosing any time soon. Windows is another thing though, i know no specialist that wants to install 8. in fact, my work computer still runs XP (and 2007 office), though bym atter of forcing me into it (no drivers for XP) i got acostumed to 7 now. I still think XP looks better, but i see some tweaks and features where 7 is beneficial. Office id love to have 2010 at work, as that one i consider the best. Word didnt change much but dont get me started on what they added to excel. 2003 excel compared to 2010 is like a calculator compared to 2003 excel.

I hope they do sell it off. At least then they can go back to fixing the massive mess that is Windows 8

wait, if they sell bing, does that mean i won't be forced to use that abortion of a search engine at work because IE is mandated?

Elop 2014!

microsoft office is already available for mac os. what the hell is he talking about?

i sure hope he just destroyed his own chance to become the ceo with this statement.

Elop is the wrong guy for the job hands down. And I hope Microsoft keeps diversifying someone needs to stand up to googles monopoly now that they have turned evil. As others have pointed out there is a freeware alternative to every Msoft program out there, even .net framework isn't unique(mono) no one in the silicon valley does one thing, they have to diversify to and innovate to survive, instead of constantly playing catch up.. although when they did try to innovate with the Xbone they suffered major backlash.

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