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Microsoft "Analyzing one of American corporate history's greatest mysteries - the lost decade of Microsoft - two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.'s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the 'astonishingly foolish management decisions' at the company that 'could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success'."
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RE[3]: It is a shame
by ephracis on Mon 9th Jul 2012 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It is a shame"
ephracis
Member since:
2007-09-23

Ever tried to do a real application in WPF? Where are those great WPF applications after all those years?

Yes. Yes, I did. It's called Stoffi Music Player.

But maybe you don't consider it real enough.

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RE[4]: It is a shame
by _txf_ on Mon 9th Jul 2012 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]: It is a shame"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

"Ever tried to do a real application in WPF? Where are those great WPF applications after all those years?

Yes. Yes, I did. It's called Stoffi Music Player.

But maybe you don't consider it real enough.
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Sure, but I believe he means a complex multiwindow,complex app (good media players should be streamlined by design) like photoshop.

I do have a (single) example, which is Visual Studio 2010 (onwards?). That is the only one I can think of. WPF is not bad per se, but MS completely mismanaged their rollout and evangelism of WPF.

Add to that the competition of Silverlight, similar but not compatible and you have massive confusion.

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RE[4]: It is a shame
by kaiwai on Mon 9th Jul 2012 17:49 in reply to "RE[3]: It is a shame"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes. Yes, I did. It's called Stoffi Music Player.

But maybe you don't consider it real enough.


One single solitary application of minuscule proportions. Call me back when their whole application portfolio is written in it - they've had 10 years to do it so think they've had long enough.

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RE[5]: It is a shame
by moondevil on Mon 9th Jul 2012 20:23 in reply to "RE[4]: It is a shame"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

What is the benefit of rewriting applications for the sake of it?

Don't spend money destroying things that work.

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