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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Tue 22nd May 2012 18:34 UTC
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So Microsoft is trying to kill the desktop huh? Somebody should remind them that's where a large slice of their profit comes from. As a matter of fact, it's their 2nd biggest and right on the coat tails of their first, the business division.

I understand certain people get a stiffy whenever they think they've uncovered some secret Microsoft plot to destroy the computer industry and bring the sky crashing down.... If nothing else, at least those theories are sometimes mildly amusing.

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