I was actually referring to the Windows application compatibility feature in OS/2 that caused a lot of developers to skip out on a native OS/2 version of their programs since the Windows ones "just worked" on OS/2 as well.
So...they're basically going to do the same thing OS/2 did with Windows applications? How well did that work out for OS/2?
Windows 7 supports only the Win32 API; Windows RT 8 and Windows RT 8.1 support only the new WinRT API.
This isn't ENTIRELY true. RT does have the Win32 API, in the sense that code written in it will run if compiled for it. The example for this is Office 2013 that's installed on every Surface (non-pro). The issue is that non-WinRT stuff on RT needs a special signature on it that only Microsoft has right now. Current versions of Visual Studio include the ARM compiler and your Win32 code will execute on RT, it just throws an error saying it's not signed right. This distinction allowed things like this to happen: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/h...
THIS! I was on the other side, interviewing countless developers at a previous (small) company. We got a new CTO sometime after I came on and so the hiring criteria changed accordingly. He had me conduct the technical interviews for many Java developer positions, and he sat in sometimes. There were many people I felt would be qualified for a mid-level or even entry-level position and recommended as such. EVERY SINGLE ONE got shot down because they were seeking Senior-level talent (and rockstar level at that) for far less than such talent is worth (at least 40% less).
At one point I talked to him about it and reminded him that he said I was the "best Java developer the company has ever had" in my annual review (he based some of this on what people who pre-dated him said about me). Based on his criteria, they wouldn't have hired me. After this, he STILL didn't change his hiring practices. It was so frustrating that it was one of the factors that contributed to my leaving the company.
Word from Nintendo is that Miyamoto is NOT stepping down and this was a misinterpretation.
DirectX 11 has been completely ignored by the game industry.
I wouldn't say that. DirectX 11 is still pretty new. Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_11_support
Instead of attacking someone who may not know what you know about Linux and calling it Microsoft FUD, how about you help the poor guy?
On the downside... everyone I've met from Digipen was crazy. I used to play Capture the flag (in real life) with some of them.
As a former student of Digipen, I can confirm this. They're all crazy, but typically smart as hell. Also, most (not all) of the students are just as socially inept as you would expect. Hell, we even had this one guy who was the perfect embodiment of the stereotypical geek. Even the professors called him a "creepy little gnome".
For example, my grandfather was a pretty bad alcoholic yet it never caused him to miss a day of work or have any more of a negative impact than other typical reasons (not getting enough sleep, etc). FYI, the man was a chemist for 50+ years.
As for the department getting black eyes due to employee's personal lives, that's just a symptom of a halfway retarded society who lets one bad apple ruin the bunch, despite the fact each one is in a sealed plastic bag.