Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 17:01 UTC
Windows Since the big Windows news last week was the announcement that the next version of Windows will run on ARM, this one kind of slipped in under the radar. It's a rumour, but confirmed by different people: there will be a new application model in Windows 8, currently named Jupiter, while thee will also be a tile-based interface for tablets. It seems like the pieces of the puzzle are all falling into place: Windows NT everywhere, Silverlight/.Net everywhere.
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Milo_Hoffman
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Microsoft is quickly moving away from Silverlight and now promoting it as for windows mobile development, and for use in some media sectors.

They are focusing away from it's original mission and moving it to more niche use only.

I would not base any long term strategy on Silverlight if I was a developer. You might want to think long and hard about investing much effort into that idea.

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/10/29/2147238/Microsofts-Si...


Alternative translation: "Hey, Silverlight devs, you were great, really, but we've got an early meeting, so go call yourself a cab. We'll totally drop you a tweet or something though, kthnxbyenow."

Edited 2011-01-10 18:18 UTC

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