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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Microsoft bet in the future?
by darkcoder on Wed 23rd May 2012 01:10 UTC
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This compiler move along with the Windows 8/Metro direction is gonna end either in success or a massive (worst than Vista/ME) failure.

People will not upgrade cause the apps lock-downs.

Companies like always will not upgrade until platform is proven (1-3 years after), and giving the massive changes, probably never will.

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