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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by sargek on Wed 23rd Apr 2008 17:53 UTC
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Very good article. I tried to not get caught up in the details, but I believe the author has a point: MSFT really needs to sh^t-can the entire Windows project, except maybe the kernel. Userspace in Windows is flat out garbage - unstable, buggy and slow. GDI in the kernel? What moron came up with that? Let's put something the user interacts with in the kernel. Smart idea...I'm being sarcastic, if you didn't catch that...;-)

.NET doesn't fix Windows because it's not the development language, it's the way Windows is built - badly. Only a complete re-write will have any hope of fixing Windows, just as the author says - like Apple did.

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