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Windows So far, Microsoft has been very tight-lipped about Windows 7, carefully trying to prevent another Longhorn PR disaster where the company promised the heavens and more for Longhorn, but in the end ditched Longhorn to make way for Vista. Chris Flores (Windows Client Communications Team) as well as Steven Sinofsky, has broken the silence a little bit to talk about Windows 7. In addition, it is believed Windows 7 will make its first official debut at the D6 All Things Digital conference today, during a keynote held by Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.
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RE[2]: Wasted Opportunity
by TemporalBeing on Tue 27th May 2008 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Wasted Opportunity"
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The truth stands that developing for Windows is a pain, including .net.

Well.. the truth is in the eye of the beholder.

So, no, developing for Win is not really painful, in my experience.

Well...while programming for Unix/Linux is relatively painless, so can programming for Windows assuming you use the right API set.

For example, programming for Win32 is quite nice and easy compared to programming for MFC. Sure MFC makes some things (dialogs) quick and easy to do, but it also throws a ton of gunk in too. CString is just horrendous compared to std::string - especially when trying to track down information on CString and see _which_ CString implementation the software is actually using (since CString itself is really just a template of multiple templates).

Sure, Win32 may require a little more hard-lifting than MFC; but overall it really is easy to use and painless.

Now, COM, ATL, etc...I won't even go there.

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