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[2]: Win32
by segedunum on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Win32"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Can you imagine what customers will say if your app suddenly demanded 3x more memory, started up slower and still provided the same features?

You've just worked out why the uptake of .Net, and especially things like VB.Net by classic VB developers, has been exceptionally poor, and why even now, a lot of applications are written with Win32 and COM.

There is zero competitive advantage and certainly no return on investment in rewriting an application with a shiny new API. However, that's what the lunatics writing for MSDN magazine believe you're going to do, as well as Apple when they make another hardware or API shift.

Edited 2008-04-22 12:09 UTC

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RE[3]: Win32
by kittynipples on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 13:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Win32"
kittynipples Member since:
2006-08-02

Umm, isn't .Net simply a managed runtime that sits on top of Win32? I seriously doubt Win32 is going away any time soon, if at all.

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