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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RE[4]: What will their use be?
by Vanders on Tue 22nd May 2012 10:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What will their use be?"
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There are massive amounts of "legacy" applications that will be around for a long, long, time. Those applications will require developers to maintain them in the future. Those developers have to learn somewhere.

This is a footgun move from Microsoft. They're basically relegating their legacy platform to the status of COBOL.

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