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[3]: "19th Century Dentist"
by BluenoseJake on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "19th Century Dentist""
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Even commercial developers were shafted when microsoft broke thousands of drivers. And customers were shafted when their hardware was no longer usable

I call BS, driver developers had over 3 years to get ready for Vista, and they dropped the ball. It had nothing to do with DRM, it had everything to do with the developers. MS changed the driver model, boo hoo, they do that once in a while. They did to the graphics card manufacturers with XP, they did it to the rest with Vista.

Please, get over this fictitious DRM issue. The hardware developers just basically refused to ship drivers.

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