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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Nelson
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2005-11-29

Nothing in WinRT functionally prevents this. Wtf are you talking about.

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1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Hello?!? Have you even tried the public Windows 8 beta's? The programs are maximized ALL THE DAMN TIME, and in Microsoft's infinite wisdom, they decided to nix the taskbar, so you can't even take a look at the status of the other programs, let alone switch to other programs and running them side-by-side! How f*cked up is that?

Trust me when I say that Windows 8 will be WAY WORSE than Vista. You haven't seen a flop this bad since Windows ME.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You can snap two apps side by side, apps can have toast notifications and live tiles to surface content to the user.

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