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[7]: yeah, it's great.
by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: yeah, it's great."
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I remember reading that, when going multiplatform, they pretty much used platform-specific toolkits (Qt being "the Linux toolkit" as far as Skype is concerned).

Plus, really, compare the UI of Win/OSX/Linux variants - they aren't very similar.

edit: and at least there's "Written in Embarcadero Delphi, Objective-C (iOS, Mac OS X), C++ with Qt4 (Linux)" on - I suppose somebody who cares one way or the other would modify it by now, if it changed.

Edited 2012-06-13 22:59 UTC

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