Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Sep 2006 20:41 UTC
Windows Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, has sent an open letter to developers citing the 'tremendous opportunity' that Windows Vista gives them, adding that the time is now to get ready for the operating system. "If you want to ride the wave we're creating with Windows Vista, the best way is to have your application ready by the time we ship," Allchin said in the open letter, which appeared Sept. 15 on the Windows Vista Developer Center site. "And that is very soon." Meanwhile, Microsoft and the EU keep tiptoeing around each other when it comes to Vista and possible antitrust consequences. And if that wasn't enough, a Cisco exec says Vista is scary.
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by DonQ on Mon 18th Sep 2006 21:35 UTC
DonQ
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2005-06-29

Yeah, Allchin says: "Dear developers, start make Vista-only software to create demand for Vista, please!"

Like ATI with his Catalyst Control Center - IMHO major .NET runtime "driver" for Microsoft.

We (tiny software company) are totally behind the schedule - we just in this year made our flagship app XP compatible (I mean visually, of course it worked in XP before that too). Big problems with retaining W98 compatibility - but hey, many of our customers are using W98, they won't change their OS just because our software ;)

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