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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Wow...stop whining.
by blahbl4hblah on Tue 22nd May 2012 23:54 UTC
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The free tools the give away aren't to your liking? Boohoo.

They still give away phone tools. And Xbox tools. And you can use any number of compilers to target the desktop. There's also the platform SDK...If I'm not mistaken it comes with compilers.

There's the .Net comes with everything you need to start building desktop applications.

You could use any of those options or you could cry about it. And before someone chimes in with..."this is an os discussion site, stop telling me not to complain"...There are plenty of are either too biased or lazy to do an article discussing the actual technology involved.

yeah its just bad old Microsoft I wish the Amiga had won the PC wars!

Edited 2012-05-22 23:56 UTC

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