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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axilmar
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2006-03-20

Artificial scarcity doesn't work, dear Microsoft. People will be turned away from Visual Studio 11 Pro/Ent and use other solutions that are free (as in beer), or pirate the program.

And no, forcing Metro on us will not work.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I think you misunderstand. It's only the express edition that is Metro-only. All the other editions support everything. If you want to do WinForms/WPF/etc., just use VS Express 2010. It's really that simple.

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