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Microsoft Fires its CIO

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  1. malware New Member

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    Microsoft fired Chief Information Officer Stuart Scott on Friday after two years with the company, saying he violated company policies. The software maker did not specify which policies.
    a Microsoft representative said in an e-mailed statement. Microsoft said that two executives - General Manager Shahla Aly and Corporate Vice President Alain Crozier - will assume Scott's responsibilities until a replacement is identified. Microsoft declined to comment further on Scott's departure.

    Source: CNET News
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    He probably loaded Linux on his desktop and was using Firefox.
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    Naw, the other week he was stranded on an elevator for an hour with 5 other passengers, and was reported as not trying to pitch Microsoft Vista for at least 90% of the time, in strict violation of company policies.

    In all seriousness, he probably did something that Microsoft really, really doesn't like. At this level of management, executives are usually asked to quietly resign whenever they do something wrong. Microsoft is intentionally trying to ruin this guy's life for some reason -- in firing him, they're trying to warn other corporations not to hire him.
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    i bet he lied about how widely vista would become on upon its release.
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    I bet he was in that elevator, let one rip, and the smell gave everybody in the elevator terminal viruses.
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    Just talking about Vista is an infectious enough virus. Lets face it, its not exactly a good OS :p
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    IT is too it isnt VIsta SP1 but that doesnt make it a bad OS it is to actually a good operating system on a sclae from 1.0-10.0 I would give it a solid 8.7;)

    But to be honest did he make any public announcements that he probably shouldnt have made to the public that maybe Microsoft didn't want to be said about quite yet at the time?

    Or maybe he was stealing from the company that would piss even Bill Gates off in fact that would piss me off
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    he was probably banging the CEO's Wife!
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    Vista is the new windows M.E. imo.
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    i was going to write something funny but i forgot.
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    vista just needs some polishing. sp2 will probably be just as good as xp. xp1 will, in itself, still be pretty good. regular vista, however, is like linux with direct x. takes some luck for stuff to work
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    Elaborate please if you will on how it is not. And dont say incompatibility.
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    OMG. Please state how you think so? Last I checked, you couldnt do a damn thing with ME not even load the OS. Vista is 1000x better than ME. I really loathe how people state that when it is not a fact. I woudlnt even call it an opinion. Just ignorance. I want to know how you can even put the two in the same playing field.
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    I really wish people would stop saying how bad Vista is.

    I'm running Vista and its actually not all that bad, although XP atm is better, Vista still has its perks.

    End of.

    I like the way they said "We can confirm that Stuart Scott was terminated." Seems a bit, you know, death related.

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