Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 15:03 UTC
Windows I have a Surface RT tablet. I bought it because I'm a Windows Phone user, and despite its major flaws, I still hate WP much less than I hate its competitors. As such, it made sense to me that I would like the Surface RT as well - I mean, my favourite UI on a tablet? Count me in! It should come as no surprise by now that Windows RT was a major disappointment, so now that the Windows 8.1 preview is here, did Microsoft address any of the major problems?
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My problem with MS as a developer...
by reduz on Sun 14th Jul 2013 05:53 UTC
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My problem as developer can be easily resumed with these talks during GDC:

-- Microsoft --

-The OS and APIs seem nice, but DirectX on it sucks. Please add OpenGL ES 2.0 and i'll port all my games to Windows Phone and Windows RT
-But DirectX is the best API, everyone loves DirectX
-Not on mobile, also do you want more apps or not? it's just more expensive for me to rewrite everything ins DirectX.
-Expert developers always chose DirectX over OpenGL.
-Ok, bye, oh is that a Windows Phone 8 Pendrive?
-Yes you can have one, but you have to show you love Windows Phone.
-Here's my Lumia
-Ok, you may take one..
-Wait this is only a 1gb pendrive, shouldn't a WP8 pendrive be 8 gb?
-I guess.. well it's yours.

-- Blackbery --

-Cool, the new Z10 looks awesome, I want to develop games for it.
-Blackberry supports all the standard APIs, C++, OpenGL, Qt, Air, Etc.
-Sounds good, where do I get one?
-Here, take a free Z10.

-- NVidia --

-Shield looks great! how do I develop for it?
-Send me an email i'll send you one.


So, basically, everyone wants you to develop for their devices, except for microsoft.

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