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: Why would MS diss the desktop?
by MollyC on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:43 UTC in reply to "Why would MS diss the desktop?"
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I don't understand. Why would Microsoft -- which makes half its revenues from the laptop/desktop -- diss its own cash cow?

Even if they're desperate to get into smartphones, tablets, etc, it still makes no sense to cut off their monopoly cash cow.

Can anyone explain this to me?

Microsoft thinks that the destop paradigm is dying and there's no way to save it even if they wanted to, so they don't want to be stuck on that paradign while the world moves on.

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