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MS Windows 8... ;'(

 
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Bazza
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: MS Windows 8... ;'( Reply with quote

Hi all...

Windows 8!

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/06/html5-centric-windows-8-leaves-microsoft-developers-horrified.ars

Bad move...

I sure am glad I don't do much for this platform......
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johnhudson
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes from the point of view of the existing ecosystem of developers but MS has never bothered about them; for Vista it managed to upset most of the hardware developers by demanding their devices be DRM aware.

This look like a very smart or possibly desperate move to leapfrog Apple which demonstrated the possibilities of HTML5 running natively in Safari last year. If they get a lot of developers developing HTML5 applications for IE9 they might even be able to leapfrog Chrome and Firefox.

The other problem for MS is that I suspect most of its developers are of the older generation. Opening up interface development to younger developers who can use a completely open standard may tempt younger developers for whom life was too short to think about learning all they need to write programs for Windows when Windows/IE is losing market share.

It's certainly a gamble but it may bring about the injection of creativity which MS needs to persuade people to stick with Windows/IE.
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