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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RE[2]: Your are right, Thom
by l3v1 on Tue 22nd May 2012 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Your are right, Thom"
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Err Visual Studio Express being Metro only, does not mean you can't run Matlab or whatever on Windows 8.

Uhmm, because Matlab equals science? Oh my. While there are fields where Matlab could do everything (I highly doubt that), there are a lot, where it's just not enough. E.g. almost all of our coding is for scientific purposes, yet if I would need to add all my Matlab use in a year, it would most certainly be less than a month. We can't drop Windows coding, since most of our colleagues live only in Windows-land, some of us gradually move most of our coding (99% c++) to Linux. Why? Performance, stability (including less idiotic changes), and c++ compilers and good editors won't go away anytime soon.

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