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Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign

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    What happened to Mike Bibik? Formerly 'Fixing Windows 8'


    Not everyone is happy with Windows 8's sweeping design changes, including one former Microsoft employee who thinks the company can do better.


    The former employee has launched a website called “Fixing Windows 8” with suggestions on how Microsoft could improve the user interface, particularly for a mouse and keyboard. According to Tom's Hardware, the website's founder is Mike Bibik, a user interface designer.

    “During the MWC keynote, Microsoft made it very clear that Windows 8 will work fantastically if you are using touch, mouse or keyboard,” Bibik wrote in his first post. “Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true.”
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    Edit: Shortly after posting this the website went blank. The author Mike Bibik's twitter account was also MIA. Twitter is back now, set to private. So far there is no news as to why the website disappeared, and indeed...

    What happened to Mike Bibik ?
    Last edited by A Guy; 18 Mar 2012 at 18:29. Reason: Mystery of Mike

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    Unfortunately, the fixing windows site linked to in the article is blank, is this just my end?
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    Link seems dead. Maybe MS 'fixed' him.
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    Oh my, the long arm? Fixed him instead

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    Linked from Bill's source
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    That is quite creepy.

    If he has been forced/persuaded to take it down - where is freedom of speech?
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    He most likely broke the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) which he would have had to sign when joining them.
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    I don't think so.

    He works for Amazon.

    The site was intended to be constructive criticism.

    Perhaps Amazon thought it wasn't a good idea to have him criticizing someone else's product.

    If he has been "persuaded" to take it down - this kind of thing shouldn't be happening in a free society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't think so.

    He works for Amazon.

    The site was intended to be constructive criticism.

    Perhaps Amazon thought it wasn't a good idea to have him criticizing someone else's product.

    If he has been "persuaded" to take it down - this kind of thing shouldn't be happening in a free society.


    Perhaps someone at Microsoft can't handle the embarrassment that Windows 8 seems to be causing,
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    Ouch...
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