Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th May 2010 11:32 UTC
Apple It's rumour time! Analyst Trip Chowdhry, with Global Equities Research, is claiming that Microsoft has been allotted seven minutes during Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote speech. Supposedly, the Redmond giant will unveil that developers will be able to write native iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications using Visual Studio 2010 on Windows. As crazy as this sounds, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who can move beyond the outdated Apple vs. Microsoft attitude.
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RE[3]: Pardon?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 27th May 2010 15:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pardon?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

It's purely a defensive thing about stopping developers leaking from Windows and Visual Studio to other platforms.


Yeah, and who sells Windows?

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RE[4]: Pardon?
by segedunum on Thu 27th May 2010 15:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Pardon?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, and who sells Windows?

I suppose you can dress anything up in organisations with balance sheets. You're splitting hairs now Thom. They're not seeking to make money from other platforms, are they? This is about heading off strategic loss of face for Windows and Visual Studio where development is concerned.

No revenue whatsoever will be made from this and no losses will probably be felt for years, if the worst case scenario plays out of people seriously ditching Visual Studio and Windows for Xcode and Mac OS X because they want to develop iPhone applications. Easy solution, you might say. Port Visual Studio and developer tools to Mac OS X and make money from it! Errr, no. They want to make sure that never happens because they have an attachment to Windows.

Trust me, anyone who has something called a 'Platform Evangelist' is religious. The problem is that Microsoft has made so much money from the two religious attachments that paid off that you can hardly see the wood for the trees regarding the losses on the religious attachments they have and won't give up.

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RE[5]: Pardon?
by segedunum on Fri 28th May 2010 00:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Pardon?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Besides, Microsoft has said no. I didn't think they would bolster a rival platform like this, no matter how much of a developer threat it might be.

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