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[2]: Message is clear...
by cfgr on Thu 24th May 2012 13:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Message is clear..."
cfgr
Member since:
2009-07-18

The control is choice. Don't like Gnome? Switch to KDE. Don't like KDE? Switch to XFCE. Don't like XFCE, switch to LXDE. Don't like...

People have complained about Linux having too much choice. Now you see the effect of having no choice at all. At least the former is pushed forward by competition while with the latter all you can do is praying that you can still use it the way you want in the next version.

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RE[3]: Message is clear...
by MollyC on Sat 26th May 2012 21:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Message is clear..."
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Huh? What does your comment or this entire subthread have to do with the subject at hand?

There are free Windows dev tools besides Visual Studio, so the "choice" is there for Windows devs. So what is your point?

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