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[5]: "19th Century Dentist"
by shollomon on Tue 22nd May 2012 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: "19th Century Dentist""
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Of course the deprecation of Win32 does not have anything to do with its technical merits or capabilities. WinRT exists for Appstore lock down. It is a business decision not a technical decision, or a decision based on what costumers want. Its based on what customers apparently will tolerate (based on the success to date of iOS) and the fact that MSFT wants 30% of every app sold. Its a straight money grab. If they thought they could do what they are doing with Win32 there would be no WinRT.

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