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[7]: What will their use be?
by FunkyELF on Tue 22nd May 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: What will their use be?"
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Personally I think HTML with embedded JS is more than just a bit shit for building modern interactive websites. The thought of having to build stand alone applications with this technology horrifies me.

No kidding. Who would want to have to use HTML, JS, SVG, CSS, XML, etc to create a stand alone application.

Its like someone thought "Since web apps can't be as nice as native apps, lets force native apps to use the same tech so they'll be just as crappy"

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