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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My two cents ..
by Aeko on Tue 22nd May 2012 21:32 UTC
Aeko
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2007-10-20

These are my own conclusions after trying Win8 with legacy applications:

· In Windows8 32 bits still work some applications (as RM-Cobol runtime we use at work).

· Winform application based on 3.5 Net framework works, althout it asks you to install 3.5 automatically. After that, all runs fine.

· What have happened to WPF that MS pushed us about 4 years ago ?

· There are 3 big visible buttons on top screen of Win8 and this is the key: One for the desktop, better to think a backdoor to be deprecated some day. Other for the remote desktop: one way to go -> more windows servers. And one button for IE: the other exit to complex applications.

So in my own thinking the future of potent desktop computers it what is going to be drastically reduced. MS is pushing the consumer market to thin clients and "cloud computing" (terrible term). This is not new, but sometimes we forget about it.

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