Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE[8]: yeah, it's great.
by moondevil on Wed 13th Jun 2012 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: yeah, it's great."
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Yep, and that's because of Microsoft

Microsoft is not to blame here.

Borland almost went bankrupt. Would you develop a product in a proprietary language from a company short to close it's doors?

Kylix failed to the way Borland completely missed the Linux way of working.

Free Pascal/Lazarus are still pretty much lacking in the Windows world, which is where Delphi lives. Plus it still does not handle all Delphi constructs.

If anyone is to blame, it is Borland.

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