Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 20:03 UTC
Windows For Microsoft, the traditional desktop is old news. It's on its way out, it's legacy, and the harder they claim the desktop has equal rights, the sillier it becomes. With companies, words are meaningless, it's actions that matter, and here Microsoft's actions tell the real story. The company has announced the product line-up for Visual Studio 11, and the free Express can no longer be used to create desktop applications. Message is clear.
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Fine for a free tool.
by BlackV on Mon 21st May 2012 20:52 UTC
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Aren't this exactly normal in case Microsoft wan't to get rid of legacy APIs?

Metro won't get new applications if no one is willing to write them. Giving free tools which can produce only Metro style applications is logical way to direct freeware and shareware developers or students in that direction.

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