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No way MS would've gone through with this shit retarded deal had they had the least foresight.
Realistically, how will MS keep going without all these diversity consultants?
For real they're firing the wypipo first.
Unironically this. Big companies jizz themselves over hiring anyone that has a broken brain, a vagina, or a skin color that's not white.
Good. Let them run themselves into the ground.
Then they will be unable to actually put out games anon.
They're not exactly doing a good job of that anyway?????
They will be magnitudes worse, they won't just put out shit games occasionally, they will put out zero games, they will be physically incapable of it.
What is a wypepo? Use English, brownoid
Diversity consultants are the one group that doesn't get fired
Based. Why do they need so many people anyway? They don't get anything done lmao
Their cloud infrastructure employs tens of thousands of people around the globe.
But what do they actually do? Make sure that everything is plugged in correctly?
There is azure, certificates, networking, virtualization, storage, active directory, replication, backups, orchestrators, scripting, automation, defender and security, etc etc, and each category has subcategories of their own. Everything fails all the time and people need to maintain and provide these services to customers and enterprises. MS doesn't give service to 1 laptop to some literal who, they have goverment and military deals as well.
Customer update computers, change IPs, change files, structure, certificates, etc etc.
Even if the economy was on an upswing, that deal would still be dead. The FTC is an anti-merger mood, period.
Beyond that, the general mood in DC is to bring the tech sector to heel.
I'm sure Jim Ryan will create Sony's own Acti-Blizz competitors. You'll get your Starfield one day.
>a time when people really need a secure future more than ever
is there ever a time where they don't? has there ever been a time in history where someone lost their job and went "oh the economy's in good shape, it's no big deal"?
I fucking hate journalists
>People working for globo homo to globo homo up the world get fucked by globo homo.
I see nothing but balance being restored to the world here.
>Microsoft buys blizzard
>China cuts off 2/3rds blizzard's audience
>Microsoft it's downsizing by exactly blizzard proportions
What kind of business model is this?
Is there an actual statistic for this or is every number about this just coming from people's asses?
Roughly 60% of WoW players were playing in china.
>everyone needs programmers
>programmers are the ones on the chopping block in several companies
That'll be 40K+ for your piece of college paper, plus tip.
They need programmers, not dime a dozen H1B Indians who claim to be programmers.
>They need programmers, not dime a dozen H1B Indians who claim to be programmers.
But they only want to pay you what h1b indians will accept anon, so they will purposely sink themselves
If you want a secure future, get a secure job. I accept that there are dipshits getting paid to sit around in meetings and talk about diversity but I can't accept those people don't know they aren't actually necessary for any business getting done.
I wonder what goes through the minds of all the shitlibs who think corporations are their friend
the tech bubble is popping
All that means is that a bunch of people who invested years of their life into a tech job will be in trouble, while the rich will stay as rich as always.
can't say that I feel bad for them, those smug fucks can suck a dick with their "learn to code :)" autism
dont worry, they're only firing competent engineers and programmers (white men) and retaining their worthless collection of diversity hires
This would unironically be a good thing, because we all know they'd collapse in that scenario eventually which is a direct improvement over the current scenario of propaganda filled games and dogshit for normies being put out desperately clawing for infinite growth, infinite games as service and infinitely larger and larger audiences.
microsoft has enough money to replace their entire workforce with nogs and queers and not run out of money for decades, all thanks to white men
Would that be the same money that is being printed into oblivion and is hyperinflating right now and wont be worth shit in the next 2 years?
>Sacking 10k people
>Vote in people that pass policies that force the federal reserve to print imaginary money that devalues their own currency when they already have the largest deficit in the history of mankind and wonder why companies are losing billions of dollars and laying people off while the FTC stifles competition due to lobbying of rival corporations
This is what you wanted. You reap what you sow.
That's 10,000 people that can't get free starbucks in the morning and take naps in their safe space pods while at work.
Microsoft literally cannot go under dont they have military contracts and ties to the government?
If you look at Microsoft in the enterprise field, they are getting entirely obliterated by containerization. Literally every major application has been containerized, and the per-requiste for that is Linux. Only people stuck with tech debt they can't fix are using Microsoft Server at this point. The only thing they can that is actually useful is Active Directory user management. And as far as user desktop experience goes, they only are relevant due to game developers being stuck with Direct X. As a closed system, Windows' desktop are inferior to Mac OSX, and as an open system Linux is far suprerior. As SteamOS and Proton become more refined, eventually the gamer won't need to spend another $100+ on a Microsoft license and just be able to boot up a free distro that does everything and more than Windows.
The last line of this is delusion. Look at how many fucking years this shit has existed, and we're still not even remotely close to a competing os that will do what windows does: work out of the box with no fucking around, play games - all games, not just some games but just by default shit works - and then the other shit like play your movies and files and whatever.
It's never going to happen. Nobody wants to invest the money into creating that product, it will never come about
If you had any historical perspective on Windows you would know it's often not just "worked out of the box." (especially if you used them in an enterprise capacity) That is the whole Mac OSX advertisement that you're using for Windows. Drivers have always been a nightmare, BSOD have always been a thing and are worse than ever with their "Opps something went wrong and we don't know :)" error message.
>The fact that the Steam Deck uses Linux is also irrelevant
If it didn't use Linux, it would be at least another $100+ dollars due to having to have a license, so yes it is very much relevant. And it's also new and has already made major strides to making it easy to play games without Windows OS. It's only a matter of time at this point. Only die hard fanboys can't see this, and really a die hard microsoft fanboy has to be a fucking blind idiot by definition so it's not surprising.
Nobody cares about enterprise, we're talking the home user market. Companies with IT departments can already use linux if they can be fucked doing so, the home user will not. Drivers have not always been a nightmare, relying on windows for drivers is not what people do they just get them with their products on a cd, get them updated via a 3rd party program that just scans and updates them automatically for you, or through something like geforce experience or whatever, whatever the program of the product you're using that just updates your drivers with a single click.
BSODs are for when something is wrong, the default assumption and default scenario for a home computer is that it is working correctly and nothing is going wrong. Troubleshooting a win problem or a linux problem is going to be the same amount of pain in the arse for the home user, bsod info doesn't even help the home user they have to use again a 3rd party program that filters that data into a useable statement. And that is advanced users who will do that, your average user will not do that.
>The fact that the Steam Deck uses Linux is also irrelevant
I don't care about a handheld console. I'm all for a steam os, but it's not happening because if valve actually wanted to do it they would have done it forever ago by investing the huge quantities of cash necessary to develop one. They don't want to make a serviceable desktop os, they want to use linux.
It REALLY shouldn't be that fucking hard to just make a windows copy that does the same things, with the same no effort or knowledge required on the users part, and sell it. Yet here were are, years down the line, decades down the line, still just "making strides" and claiming "eventually" with only insignificant situational progress or progress reliant on the user to jigsaw a disaster together and troubleshoot every single minor issue when basic things do not work to show for it
>Nobody cares about enterprise
Except this is where the real money is being made. You haven't seen the pricing for enterprise Microsoft licensing if you think otherwise, and hence your opinion is invalid. Microsoft cutting 10,000 employees isn't just coincidental that no one is using them in the enterprise capacity anymore and that Apple with a little bit of Linux has moved into the regular end user space. Microsoft is really only relevant technology wise because of Direct X and Active Directory, nothing else they have is competitive.
>Drivers have not always been a nightmare
Again, you are showing your lack of historical perspective on Windows to say something and not realize how retarded that sounds.
>but it's not happening because if valve actually wanted to do it they would have done it forever ago by investing the huge quantities of cash necessary to develop one.
It's literally happening as we speak, what the fuck?
>decades down the line, still just "making strides"
You're being disingenuous if you think the kind of work being done has been going on for decades and hasn't increased exponentially due to Value themselves.
I work as a designer in an electronic corporation. The software that we use, which is pretty much what all companies use (LabView, EPLAN, PADS or some other similar program) have poor or little to no support for MacOS or Linux. Most embedded devices also run on Windows. Yes, even your microwave. I'm sure there are niches where MacOS or Linux can be used, but I've yet to run into them. I know of one person who is trying to create his own Linux niche in LabView programming but after 5 or so years this has gone practically nowhere.
The idea what Microsoft/Windows is going away overnight is a wet dream for crackers and hackers, but doesn't have even a single root in reality. Too much industry relies on it. The idea that all industry runs on Linux is a myth perpetuated by people who either don't work within the industry or were lucky enough to land in the areas where it is used. MacOS basically only works for office workers who send emails and write up documents or make presentations. They end up using Microsoft office software even on the MacOS because the alternatives are subpar.
There's nothing inherent about Windows that makes LabView and anything work better on it. It was just convention. When convention changes, so will the OS.
>Most embedded devices also run on Windows.
That statement doesn't make sense. You mean Windows runs on most embedded devices? You must be stuck in the early 00s or something if you think that is still true.
>The idea what Microsoft/Windows is going away overnight is a wet dream for crackers and hackers
No one said anything about overnight in this thread.
>The idea that all industry runs on Linux is a myth perpetuated by people who either don't work within the industry or were lucky enough to land in the areas where it is used.
Okay now this is pure ignorance. I'm guessing you don't realize that Docker means Linux and that literally every company has embraced containerization with docker having something like a 98% marketshare.
>MacOS basically only works for office workers who send emails and write up documents or make presentations.
Again, another retarded statement. Mac OSX is preferred by every developer who develops on anything other than .NET
You are trying way too hard to will reality to conform to what you want it to be, instead of what it actually is. Do you work as a developer in the tech industry? Or are you just typing up things that you feel should be real?
I have worked in the tech industry since 2006. I also note how you have no more argument and have switched over to ad hominem arguement that I don't work in the industry. But really, the most telling thing about how ignorant you are is how you don't recognize impactful docker has been over the last decade.
To be fair, embedded systems developers move a snail pace so it's not surprising you lack any kind of context of current industry trends.
>As SteamOS and Proton become more refined, eventually the gamer won't need to spend another $100+ on a Microsoft license and just be able to boot up a free distro that does everything and more than Windows.
Uh, they don't need to do that now either, but they still are. And that's because Linux gaming is and always will be a meme. It all comes down to convenience and people who are customers will pay for it. Using Linux is for hobbyists who want to tinker with shit. Most people don't. The year of Linux gaming has been just around the corner ever since the 90s, but it hasn't happened yet. The fact that the Steam Deck uses Linux is also irrelevant. It'd sell well no matter what OS it was running on, again, because of the convenience factor. And even then the Steam Deck does need fiddling to get things working in optimal conditions.
Linux is more convenient than Windows at this point, Linux doesn't ask me 50 different variations of the question
>Would you like to sign into your microsoft account and enable all forms of telemetry?
The installer doesn't stick the boot loader on drives other than the drive I'm installng windows to, it's unforgivably sloppy
thank god companies are waking up from wokeshit and canning the diversity hires.
So who did they sack then? Ñoquis or people that actually did something?
How hard is for fired people to get a new job in the same level in USA? I ask this as a Latin living in a country with a shit job market
It all depends on your skill. If you're a skilled engineer then it isn't that hard, usually. It also helps that all the young zoomers coming into the job market were coddled in university to a point to where they suck big time at working, which makes it even easier for skilled and experienced workers.
based, fuck FAGMAN job interviews, get rekt
that abbreviation always makes me smile, same as ASSgayS
Have these people not noticed that EVERY IT related company is slashing their workforce?
So you're telling me Microsoft has a team as big as Activision Blizzard and they still can't produce a game for shit? And there are numb nuts here cheering on Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard.?
Microsoft has 32 studios and not a single game from either one
Are you retarded? These 10k employees are from their global workforce of over 220k employees. They're not exclusively in the gaming sector.
Sony's layoffs are going to be ten times worse than Microsoft's just you wait.
Sony has been struggling for a while. Their Xperia line has been on life support for like half a decade and their bravia line has been losing marketshare every year to up and coming Chinese brands. So I expect a good few thousand people will be let go from those.
Two more weeks!
I was about to say
>Society owes me a job!
but then I thought about it and I think I actually empathize with commies a little. Nobody asked to be born. Your parents shit you out and then feed you to the wolves, and it's kind of sad that nobody cares. It's not your employer's fault, though, it's your parents'.
>finally going to clean up with all the racist and toxic male departments
>basically every chud gets fired
Based Phil doing it again.
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