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]: Your are right, Thom
by malxau on Tue 22nd May 2012 12:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Your are right, Thom"
malxau
Member since:
2005-12-04

Well, command-line tools provided by Windows SDK aren't going away. And they are provided for free, including C/C++ MSVC compilers...


Actually...

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/hh852363.aspx

"The Windows SDK no longer ships with a complete command-line build environment. The Windows SDK now requires a compiler and build environment to be installed separately."

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RE[5]: Your are right, Thom
by moondevil on Tue 22nd May 2012 13:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Your are right, Thom"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Thanks for the heads up.

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