Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2011 23:33 UTC
Windows Today, at Microsoft's BUILD conference in Anaheim, California, Microsoft unveiled the biggest overhaul of Windows since Windows 95. The venue was not coincidental; in the same city, in 1993, during the first Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft unveiled Windows 95 for the first time. Steven Sinofsky, supported by an army of Microsoft executives, demonstrated a whole boatload of things for Windows 8, and make no mistake, they had a lot to show. Two important notes: the Windows 8 Developer Preview will be free to download later today (no activation, will be updated regularly, and includes the new interface), and Win32 is the past.
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Did they learn nothing from Vista?
by dpJudas on Wed 14th Sep 2011 16:53 UTC
dpJudas
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2009-12-10

Sometimes I wonder if Microsoft is truly trying to commit suicide in the market. Check this list of APIs that are now gone:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh464945

What does this mean? It means that *every* application that doesn't use the very latest Microsoft-only technology now needs to be ported to this new platform.

Vista took a huge beating in the market partly because it ran awfully itself, and partly because the few security changes they did broke countless applications. And those security changes were actually just simple minor adjustments. Now they expect the entire world to port all their applications to effectively a new platform.

Good luck with that.

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