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Microsoft Employees Fired Over Windows 8 Leaks

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    Microsoft Employees Fired Over Windows 8 Leaks


    Two full time Microsoft Employees have allegedly had their employment terminated due to Windows 8 leaks.
    Microsoft’s next-generation of Windows, named 8 internally, is currently in development and has seen a large amount of leaks recently. Several builds have been made available on file sharing websites thanks to leaks from inside Microsoft. Canouna, a well known leak tracker, is now claiming that two Microsoft employees have been fired due to the recent leaks:
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    Hmmn. Shame for these two guys and I note that the article is saying one guy in US and one in Russia. I always thought that the flood of W7 leaks we saw back in the day were semi-condoned, or at least ignored, by MS as it built a tremendous buzz for W7 and people snapped it up when it became officially available.
    Hope this doesn't mean we won't get anymore leaks but a job with MS is something most folks wouldn't want to risk.
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    Win7 leaks where never condoned but those copys where not marked... this FBL builds where however and someone betrayed zukona trust with leaking them. This is why we wont get any beta builds from that side... and you all know how many builds we got from him...
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    Well, we salute those two guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
    Win7 leaks where never condoned but those copys where not marked... this FBL builds where however and someone betrayed zukona trust with leaking them. This is why we wont get any beta builds from that side... and you all know how many builds we got from him...
    Exactly. Someone decided a quick buck was better than the trust of one of (if not the) main source for leaks. We all have that individual to thank. It spread like wildfire after that and eventually led to the leak that got at least one of these employees fired
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
    Well, we salute those two guys!
    For sure.
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    I can haz job now?

    For serious, I need employment. :P
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    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.
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    I am somewhat confused that some of you salute people who obviously violated the terms of their employment contract. Next thing we will see is that such things like insider trading will be saluted. I think that people who violate the rules must be punished.
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    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.
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