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Microsoft "Analyzing one of American corporate history's greatest mysteries - the lost decade of Microsoft - two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.'s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the 'astonishingly foolish management decisions' at the company that 'could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success'."
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RE[5]: It is a shame
by Dr.Mabuse on Wed 11th Jul 2012 03:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It is a shame"
Dr.Mabuse
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Microsoft just didn't do anything with it. Most of their own applications don't use it so why should anybody else?


I'm probably going to get hate mail for this, but it seems to me like a lot of the developer stuff they have made in the last decade is filling in where Visual Basic left off, but with a more serious "software engineering principles" side to it.

So ... If you're dead serious these days about writing a high performance Windows app, do you choose the new platform or do you still code in C/C++ ???

It seems like a lot of important legacy apps have yet to make the transition. So I wonder?

Does Metro complicate things now too?

I always worried about getting too involved with writing Microsoft specific stuff (e.g. C#, WPF, etc.) because I felt they changed tact too often. Before you knew it, everything you bothered to learn about was deprecated again. :-(

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