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Microsoft Employees Fired Over Windows 8 Leaks

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
    I think that the reason MSFT is holding back on leaking 8 and firing employees is because of marketing! Just look at Apple, the more secretive they are, the more rumors, the more rumors = more public interest, more public interest= more adopters of Win8. Just another view on the topic.

    That's what I was getting at. Marketing is a wonderful thing.

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  2. #32


    There is no difference, just making the point the people who got fired were not the ones directly providing the leaks.
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  3. #33


    I can see what people are saying about secrecy being a marketing ploy but the frenzy of leaked builds around W7 built up a tremendous buzz around the product. Even non geeks knew someone who was running it and wouldn't stop going on about how good it was.
    I suspected at the time that MS were aware of this and unofficially allowed it to happen. It certainly paid off in that way. Look at 7 sales from the get go.
    People attempting to take high minded moral stances about "betrayal of trust" etc are on the wrong forum surely?
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  4. #34


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    that's a shame i guess now we're gonna be held off from any future win 8 leaks
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  5. #35


    While the amount of leaks will be Less, I can still see maybe one last good leak before beta.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
    While the amount of leaks will be Less, I can still see maybe one last good leak before beta.
    I think we'd be lucky to get the beta leaked a few days in advance. I'm not betting on anything else
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  7. #37


    At the rate Ballmers going he may provide the next leak :P
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
    At the rate Ballmers going he may provide the next leak :P
    He may BE the next leak. Sure doesn't sound like he is getting the "warm fuzzy" from MS.

    I agree with you IE9,
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  9. #39


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    People attempting to take high minded moral stances about "betrayal of trust" etc are on the wrong forum surely?
    I disagree. There are some universal standards that people should adhere to. And I do not think that we want this forum to degrade to any lower standards.
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I disagree. There are some universal standards that people should adhere to. And I do not think that we want this forum to degrade to any lower standards.
    I belive what was being said is right now people are coming here looking for inforation about the latest version of windows. Which has not had ANY real offical information said about it so far. But when people see us talking about leaks, we have had a few people go up in arms about it. That is what the previous comment was refering to. Why look for the information when you know that it was obtained by illigit means?
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