Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 20:03 UTC
Windows For Microsoft, the traditional desktop is old news. It's on its way out, it's legacy, and the harder they claim the desktop has equal rights, the sillier it becomes. With companies, words are meaningless, it's actions that matter, and here Microsoft's actions tell the real story. The company has announced the product line-up for Visual Studio 11, and the free Express can no longer be used to create desktop applications. Message is clear.
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by kaiwai on Tue 22nd May 2012 00:50 UTC
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Assuming the rumours are true about WinRT being extended in later versions to support traditional desktop applications then I guess Microsoft wish to get the next generation of programmers used to the new way of programming. If the rumours aren't true then it is going to be a horrific clusterf-ck of a disjointed code base at many software companies who want to simultaneously cater for Metro users as well as traditional win32 desktop users.

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