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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"The Developer Opportunity": a tale from 2001
by dmrio on Tue 22nd May 2012 02:40 UTC
dmrio
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2005-08-26

http://www.microsoft.com/net/hailstorm.asp#007" rel="nofollow">http://web.archive.org/web/20010529111319/http://www.microsoft.com/...

Eleven years later, it suddenly seems that all window managers will fade in favor of a (or some) service-based computing platform(s) that will cost us more and more through time.
I just don't like this world anymore.

Edit: please concatenate both URLs
1- http://web.archive.org/web/20010529111319/
2- http://www.microsoft.com/net/hailstorm.asp#007

Edited 2012-05-22 02:43 UTC

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