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[3]: Win32
by TLZ_ on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 07:35 UTC 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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RE[4]: Win32
by andrewg on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 13:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Win32"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

The Expression apps - Web excluded - are built with WPF not Winforms. The Expression developers claim that the development of Expression has matured WPF to the point where it is production ready. So in essence Microsoft used the Expression apps to get WPF to a mature state.

WPF comes is an amazing technology.

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