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]: "19th Century Dentist"
by contextfree on Wed 23rd May 2012 00:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: "19th Century Dentist""
contextfree
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2009-06-01

But those APIs are Win8-only. Why the heck would anyone write a Win8-only desktop app?

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RE[8]: "19th Century Dentist"
by Nelson on Wed 23rd May 2012 04:24 in reply to "RE[7]: "19th Century Dentist""
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2005-11-29

I was making the point that WinRT can be used outside of "App store lock down". In case I wasn't clear.

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