Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot: "Tipped off by a reader, I checked my System log in Event Viewer today and what did I find but a stack of pending updates for all of the core apps in Windows 8. I'm not 100 percent sure this is what I think it is. But if we're right, it looks like 18 of the core apps in Windows 8 are about to get updated. Or, almost all of them." Foley confirms it. By far Windows 8's weakest link, so I'm hoping this is true. Especially the Mail application is dreadful.
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by Nelson on Mon 25th Mar 2013 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment"
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Hmmmmm building a cleaner API on Win32 sounds like a good idea. They should design this new layer to support multiple languages and platforms, even a mobile subset. They could call it .NET.

And WinRT borrows a lot from .NET, including its metadata language and a lot of the design from the BCL.

If it wasn't for .NET, WinRT wouldn't exist. Furthermore, you bringing up .NET actually proves a great point.

.NET abstracted things like I/O away from Win32. When WinRT implemented those same APIs in native code instead of managed, .NET developers didn't even notice.

The APIs are the same, the concrete implementations differ. This is why its irrelevant what underpins *some* APIs that the Windows Runtime provides. Other APIs as I've said before are completely new to Windows.

I know oversimplifications are your thing, but to this extent, its misleading.

Microsoft's API history could be summed as as massive duplication of effort.

I agree, which is why its nice that the Windows Runtime reduces it by blurring the lines between native and managed code.

All APIs in Windows are not first party to .NET and even HTML5 apps on the platform. If that doesn't make you happy, then your criticism was in bad faith in the first place.

What I find funny is that both you and Microsoft execs don't seem to know much about developing software for Microsoft platforms. I develop Windows software for a living so you might want to consult me before providing shoddy defenses.

Look, it's great that you spend your day playing with DataGrids and WinForms, and its amusing that you're stuck in 2005, but overall, I don't really care and its not really relevant.

This is like the third or fourth time I've had to beat back your misinformation and frankly, extraordinary ignorance about .NET and Windows Development in general. How you keep your job with such a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is you do is beyond me.

This myopic obsession you have with legacy Windows is almost clinical, you need help.

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