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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What prevents complex apps using Metro
by MacMan on Tue 22nd May 2012 01:42 UTC
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2006-11-19

One can write Metro apps using any .net language or C++.

You can use DirectX in a Metro app:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465077.aspx

So, whats to prevent writing a complex app, like say blender:
http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/features/

Blender is essentially a full screen app, does not use "traditional" windows style menus, and is a fairly complex app. Does anybody even use blender non-maximised???

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