Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:40 UTC
Windows Microsoft will shutter its Windows XP line June 30, as planned, ceasing sales of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home to retailers and direct OEMs, Microsoft confirmed to eWEEK April 3. The statement from Redmond executives ends weeks of speculation that Microsoft would extend the life of the operating system as users turn up their nose at Vista, the operating system meant to supplant XP, and OEMs argue lighter versions of desktops and notebooks don't have the juice to run Vista.
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RE[2]: Vista is the future
by google_ninja on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Vista is the future"
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You can't be serious...

I could go on and on about the archaic state of the apple developer story, but rory is a much better writer then me, and he already did it here

Objective-C and Cocoa are remnants of NeXTStep - the dev platform for Steve Jobs's NeXT computer. You can see the history in the Cocoa framework - classes are preceded by the "NS" prefix which, you guessed it, stands for "NeXTStep".

It's like looking at the coder's version of cave drawings. This stuff is ancient.

OS X devs love to go on about how awesome Objective-C and Cocoa are, but these are people who've obviously spent very little time exploring what else is out there. Very little advancement has been made in the platform over the years. Christ, they just got garbage-collection. There was previously a reference-counting implementation that was so bloody simple that you couldn't write a single block of code without wondering why they didn't just go one more step and handle it for you. It made no sense, and the offense was another matter of principle. I hated having to do this crappy drudgework that every other truly modern dev platform had left behind.

If you think obj-c and xcode are good try something... ANYTHING else.

Edited 2008-04-04 02:07 UTC

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