Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development Ars' Peter Bright wrote an article today entitled "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X", in which he explains why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". These are rather harsh words, but there is a definitive element of truth in it. The article is part one in a three-part series.
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RE: Win32
by TLZ_ on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 06:23 UTC in reply to "Win32"
TLZ_
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2007-02-05

To me it doesn't seem like Microsoft themselves have all that much faith in .NET as a typical client-app platform.

The only app of some significance I've seen put out on the .NET plattform by MS is their Silverlight-creation tools.

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RE[2]: Win32
by andrewg on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 06:52 in reply to "RE: Win32"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

Epression Web
Expression Design
Expression Blend

Are more than just silverlight creation tools and have beautiful and highly functional UI's.

Any new application from Microsoft will take advantage of WPF which is only maturing now as a result of Microsoft building the applications listed above.

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RE[3]: Win32
by TLZ_ on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 07:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Win32"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

To my knowledge Expression Web is based on FrontPage and thus not a .NET App. (But it is a wonderfull webeditor, it's hard to believe it's based on FrontPage!)

But yes: the other Expression apps are based on .NET
I know this, but when are MS going to have enough confidence in .NET to ship Office, Visual Studio and other important core apps in .NET? Of course, rewriting Office is a huge task, but sureley they could of rewritting say.. Notepad in .NET?

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