Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 17:15 UTC
Microsoft "A few weeks ago, we shared our plans for the Express editions of Visual Studio 2012. As we've worked to deliver the best experience with Visual Studio for our platforms with Windows 8, Windows Phone, and for Web and Windows Azure, we heard from our community that developers want to have for Windows desktop development the same great experience and access to the latest Visual Studio 2012 features at the Express level. Today, I'm happy to announce that we will add Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop to the Visual Studio 2012 family. This will bring to the Visual Studio Express family significant new capabilities that we've made available in Visual Studio 2012 for building great desktop applications."
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Now bring back the start menu
by nt_jerkface on Fri 8th Jun 2012 20:36 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

And allow booting into the desktop.

If metro is so great then let people choose it. Good software doesn't need to be forced.

Oh and I just finished a post for Windows 8 defenders:
http://www.techbroil.com/2012/06/windows-8-sucks.html

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Oh and I just finished a post for Windows 8 defenders:
http://www.techbroil.com/2012/06/windows-8-sucks.html


Nice rant, except for the part about power users. We, my friend, are a dying breed. If you can appease the millions and millions of tech tards out there, I think that pissing off a small percentage of power users is an acceptable trade-off to these companies. Or, at least that is the only conclusion I can come up with, considering how they seem to be doing anything and everything they can to alienate us. It is what I call the 'war on power users'.

Hell, I would've been happy just to have tabs in Windows Explorer, but all we get is the f**king ribbon. Sure, that's not a problem at home, where I can use whatever I want, but at work, where the computers are on lock down, I'm pretty much forced to use whatever comes with the OS. At least they could've thrown us a small bone.

Edited 2012-06-08 23:38 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

the millions and millions of tech tards out there

If you'll keep thinking about and calling them like that, they will be happy to alienate you, seeing it as for their benefit.

(plus, you could be probably a "tech tard" in the eyes of some greybeard, or just somebody from different field of technology)

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