Linked by Kyuss on Mon 13th May 2013 01:31 UTC
Microsoft "Most people understand that Windows is used by a variety of people who have a variety of needs, ranging from corporate server to workstation to POS terminals to home PC and beyond. Most people accept that whenever Microsoft updates Windows, it has to balance the competing requirements to find some kind of workable compromise. There is however another set of competing requirements that many do not really register, even those that call themselves power users or are IT admins. It is a conflict between developers/programmers and Microsoft itself."
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Comment by siride
by siride on Mon 13th May 2013 02:23 UTC
siride
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2006-01-02

People had always hoped that some third party (e.g. and especially Linux) would kill Microsoft. As suspected, however, it's going to be Microsoft that kills Microsoft. This article shows exactly how Microsoft is killing itself by turning its back on the very policy (developers developers developers) that made Windows win in the first place.

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RE: Comment by siride
by shmerl on Mon 13th May 2013 03:22 in reply to "Comment by siride"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Their stubborn opposition to OpenGL and other cross platform frameworks will be their final downfall, since more and more developers will simply leave them behind in the long term.

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RE: Comment by siride
by intangible on Mon 13th May 2013 18:29 in reply to "Comment by siride"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Nobody can kill a product-line that is strong mostly because of "network effect" other than themselves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect

I think Facebook is the same way, the only people that can kill Facebook is Facebook.

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