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Microsoft Employees Fired Over Windows 8 Leaks

  1. #11


    Kansas
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
    You commit a crime............You do some time!
    WHS is spot on!
    Those who have saluted and are using their insider info are just to get a jump start are just as guilty. IMHO
    I have never prospered by cheating.
    Then again the norm today is " if you ain't cheatin you ain't trying" just something I heard. Not necessarily my opinion. Small try at levity.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by 24c View Post
    During the development of Windows 7, leaks were coming on a regular basis, many of us used them, and Windows 7 went on to be a great OS. Now Windows 8 is being developed, a few leaks come along, getting our attention, then the door appears to have been closed by the firing of 2 employees.

    Being the cynic I am, I wonder if it is all part of the "master plan" to increase the appetite for Winows 8 builds and thus the RTM. Nothing says YES more than a NO.
    Heh heh. There were probably people out there who actually believed Coca Cola was going to kill off "Classic Coke" and started hoarding. Please! Like the world was going to all drink Cherry Coke!! No way!!

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  3. #13


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    I am not surprised they were punished for their actions, i wouldn't expect any less for them then to lose their jobs, they signed an NDA which they clearly violated, and as much as i like seeing windows leaks, they shouldn't have done it to begin with.
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  4. #14


    Ellesmere Port, U.K
    Posts : 19
    Win 7 Ultimate x64


    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Then again the norm today is " if you ain't cheatin you ain't trying" just something I heard. Not necessarily my opinion. Small try at levity.
    Never heard that one but I like, there can't be a truer phrase for our leaders!
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  5. #15


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Heh heh. There were probably people out there who actually believed Coca Cola was going to kill off "Classic Coke" and started hoarding. Please! Like the world was going to all drink Cherry Coke!! No way!!

    I remember sitting at a soda fountain and drinking hand mixed cherry Coke and vanilla Coke...........................damn, I'm old.......I think I waiting for Windows -12.3 to leak at the time.
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  6. #16


    Canada
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    Windows 7 Home Premium FR x64


    btw, when I said "Well, we salute those two guys!", I meant to say "Thank you for sharing while knowing that it'll cost your job and at the risk of doing some time inside".

    Just to clarify.
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  7. #17


    It seems a bit hypocritical to hang around these forums, hoping for a look into the future, and then get self righteous about the guys who are laying their jobs on the line to steal us that glimpse.
    Obviously they are betraying their employers trust but look who their employers are. It doesn't figure high as a "wrong" in my situational morality to give a few geeks a buzz. Doesn't figure at all in the great scheme of things.
    Also, we should look at our own motivation for wanting to steal a march on Joe Average, who won't see Windows Eight until he buys a pc with it already installed.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
    It seems a bit hypocritical to hang around these forums, hoping for a look into the future, and then get self righteous about the guys who are laying their jobs on the line to steal us that glimpse.
    I don't want to judge anyone here, but I share of your feeling.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by 24c View Post
    I remember sitting at a soda fountain and drinking hand mixed cherry Coke and vanilla Coke...........................damn, I'm old.......I think I waiting for Windows -12.3 to leak at the time.
    When I was a kid we'd get Vanilla Cokes and other multi-flavored concoctions mixed by a "soda jerk" as they called the soda fountain workers then. I remember if we asked for more than 2 flavors we were charged extra. When Coke finally came out with Vanilla Coke I tried it. Once. So much vanilla as to be totally sickening. It would take a jaded 6 year old to drink that stuff!! Yuck!!

    My favorites weren't the ones with Coke though. My 2 faves were Vanilla Raspberry and Raspberry Strawberry. For Vanilla Raspberry Strawberry it cost extra. Of course the fun part for a kid was telling the soda jerk exactly how much of each flavor to use. If there were more than 3 of us at once the guy got pissed every time!!
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  10. #20


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    Win8 Pro x64


    We need to mix a Windows 8 build with a leak to get back on topic and move forward with Windows 8 pre-beta testing...:grin:

    ....and then add a touch of cherry.
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