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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RE[2]: Adapt to standards or die
by reduz on Mon 13th May 2013 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Adapt to standards or die"
reduz
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Despite it being good, it was developed as a lock-in competition to Java (the fact it ran on OSX doesn't help, as java was mainly used on Unix servers and phones at the time).

There is no chance that Microsoft would have fund development of it if it was going to be an open technology.

DirectX is kind of the same, I honestly think it blows design wise (too unnecessarily low level) compared to OpenGL, and thanks to mobile devices catching up much faster than Desktop, it will likely be history pretty soon.

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