Linked by Kyuss on Mon 13th May 2013 01:31 UTC
Microsoft "Most people understand that Windows is used by a variety of people who have a variety of needs, ranging from corporate server to workstation to POS terminals to home PC and beyond. Most people accept that whenever Microsoft updates Windows, it has to balance the competing requirements to find some kind of workable compromise. There is however another set of competing requirements that many do not really register, even those that call themselves power users or are IT admins. It is a conflict between developers/programmers and Microsoft itself."
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Adapt to standards or die
by reduz on Mon 13th May 2013 02:59 UTC
reduz
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When Microsoft was king, and dictated standards, it did plenty of damage already.

Now that it has to play catch up, it's slowly adapting all their products one by one to the standards. Internet Explorer is finally accepting HTML5, SVG and (soon) WebGL, I never though that day would come.

Having to switch to C++ on their APIs from C# was also great. I hope a greater blow will come when they are forced to support OpenGL ES on mobile platforms or risk losing even more developers.

Some of their policies suck though, like not allowing third party browsers..

Edited 2013-05-13 03:00 UTC

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