Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 22:23 UTC
Windows "Windows 7 might be a massive commercial success and an undeniably rock solid piece of software, but Microsoft is apparently unwilling to rest on those soft and cozy laurels. Asked about the riskiest product bet the Redmond crew is currently developing, its fearless leader Steve Ballmer took no time in answering 'the next release of Windows'." Also of note in this same video interview thing: Ballmer states that Silverlight is now pretty much strictly a client, non-cross platform thing, while explicitly stating that when it comes to doing something universal, "the world's gone HTML5".
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Part of the problem is that there are huge C++ codebases that were started before .NET and it would take billions to convert them all. Win32 support could be provided in a VM but it has to be there.

Yes, I know. And I do not have the resources to change this. Look at the JNode project, which is quite similar to what I suggest. They simple do not have the resources to compete.

That's why it is just a dream :-(


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