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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RE[2]: This is from ReactOS
by segedunum on Mon 13th May 2013 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE: This is from ReactOS"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

If you're lucky enough to have found someone to absorb all the costs and you're happy to be screwed over via the app store and other avenues Microsoft channels you into to steal your income, great.

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RE[3]: This is from ReactOS
by Nelson on Mon 13th May 2013 13:25 in reply to "RE[2]: This is from ReactOS"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It just gets annoying to listen to people like you who tell us that our paychecks can't possibly be real because Microsoft is anti-Developer with their platforms.

When I see stupid articles like this, I can't help but laugh. People spout off about technology they haven't used, and the people who actually have hands on experience with said technology are voted down.

.NET has enabled me to have the same code running on multiple platforms in a loosely coupled and maintainable way. I write better code, faster, with more reach than with any alternative platform out there. A lot of this richness is lost on people who have no other motivation in life but to ignorantly bash Microsoft.

But hey, developers who jumped in on the Windows Store early like I did have cashed out. It pays to be pragmatic.

Meanwhile you have an OSNews comment.

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RE[4]: This is from ReactOS
by segedunum on Mon 13th May 2013 13:50 in reply to "RE[3]: This is from ReactOS"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

.NET has enabled me to have the same code running on multiple platforms in a loosely coupled and maintainable way......

Stop it please. I've had to get back on my chair from laughing.

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RE[3]: This is from ReactOS
by moondevil on Mon 13th May 2013 15:09 in reply to "RE[2]: This is from ReactOS"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

If you're lucky enough to have found someone to absorb all the costs and you're happy to be screwed over via the app store and other avenues Microsoft channels you into to steal your income, great.


When you play with the big boys, license costs are rounding errors...

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RE[4]: This is from ReactOS
by lucas_maximus on Mon 13th May 2013 20:46 in reply to "RE[3]: This is from ReactOS"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This totally.

Everyone goes "oh this is expensive because I can't afford it". The cost is trivial compared to the price of developers, testers, project managers, requirements gathering.

Edited 2013-05-13 20:48 UTC

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