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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Message is clear...
by yossarianuk on Tue 22nd May 2012 10:35 UTC
yossarianuk
Member since:
2009-04-01

he message is very clear - migrate to Linux ASAP.

If you want to be treated like a grown up and actually control your computer with an actual desktop stay as far away as possible from windows8.

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RE: Message is clear...
by Wafflez on Tue 22nd May 2012 22:03 in reply to "Message is clear..."
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Yeah you're in so much control with GNOME. Ofcourse, for that control you need to spend months of analyzing and rewriting source code. Personally, you're first person I've met to do that, kudos!

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RE[2]: Message is clear...
by cfgr on Thu 24th May 2012 13:18 in reply to "RE: Message is clear..."
cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

The control is choice. Don't like Gnome? Switch to KDE. Don't like KDE? Switch to XFCE. Don't like XFCE, switch to LXDE. Don't like...

People have complained about Linux having too much choice. Now you see the effect of having no choice at all. At least the former is pushed forward by competition while with the latter all you can do is praying that you can still use it the way you want in the next version.

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