In terms of commonality, DBAN is to system restoration as the hammer is to carpentry. Would you hire a carpenter who's never heard of a hammer to renovate your bathroom?
I think you are incredibly mislead as to what goes on in a computer repair shop. Most shop's will just wipe it by formatting the partitions in the windows install program when they are reinstalling windows. There's really no need for a DBAN, as every virus, worm or trojan I've come across has been removed via this method. Sure it may not properly wipe the drive, but in about almost every case, you don't NEED to properly wipe the drive. Sure you can nerd-rage and go "Well, I'm never going to that shop again" but any other shop you go into will do the same damn thing. If you want to properly wipe the drive, you will have to do it yourself, simple as that, as the shop techs aren't paid nearly enough to pander to your insecurity's about data wiping. Source: I've worked in computer repair shops for almost 6 or 7 years.
You can still program with C# and VB.Net as languages, but those apps will run on top of WinRT, not the
If you can program in C#.Net, or VB.Net, then you are using the
.Net doesn't exist on the Surface RT.
One of the big publicised features was that you could code for the Surface RT in
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