Mmmmm, yeah, I'm willing to guess you've never shipped a piece of code in your life. Waaaaaaaaaaah.
Confirmed. I'm a 12-year Microsoft veteran, and I think it's just plain funny.
You do realize you're talking about software that's 13 years old. You know, back when you were still watching Fraggle Rock. (And it's not even true.)
It's not your business to tell people what they should want. And not every machine or situation is right for a 2TB drive. Flash drives, laptops, tablets, etc.
CHRIST, read the FUCKING article. By "service" it just means "library," not a network service. Do us all a favor and stay the fuck away from computers.
Awwww, poor baby. If you want something different, you have to accept some change. Rough, I know.
From what I understand, you're incorrect. Win8 on ARM is the full meal deal -- the full Win32 API.
Visual Studio is mostly written in C++, but there are some substantial components that are written in C#. A lot of the UI designers and plug-ins are written in C#. The "Properties" tab was one of the first that was written in C#. devenv.exe is just a tiny front-end to a giant, giant set of libraries. Look in the same directory, at many of the other DLLs. Many of those are C# libraries.
You are so full of shit.
.NET is a cross-platform language platform. Microsoft already provides CLR on ARM, and subsets of it on PowerPC on Xbox 360, and will continue to do so. Let's count the architectures, shall we? x86, x64, IA-64, ARM, PPC.
C# and MSIL are both public standards, with independent implementations. It's not about control, it's about providing a better language and library platform than C/C++ and Win32. It's not perfect, but it's not the proprietary suck-hole you wish it was.
Everyone hypes their product. Get used to it. It's how the world works. Do you expect them to just say, "Well, ho hum, here's something you might consider using."? Does *anyone* who sells *anything* act that way?
Are you out of your mind? "Always looks best before the official release" is just insane. Have you ever installed a beta in your life? The final product is always an improvement over the beta. I've installed just about every single beta of every rev of NT and SQL Server, all the way back to Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1 and SQL Server 4.21. Do you understand that betas and previews are released before the final product, and that *work continues* before the final product? Do you understand that time flows forward, not backward?
You should up your meds, and switch to daily therapy sessions, not weekly.
I love the way Slashdot people spend years bagging on Microsoft for not "innovating", and then when they do something new, all you can do is piss and moan. If you don't like it, and you have something useful to say, then NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to affect the final outcome. This is a developer preview. It's not even a beta. They WANT to make it better, they want to engage with developers and users. So all you whiners -- here is your chance to stop being a hypocrite, and maybe either 1) admit that they're doing something *at least* interesting, and 2) maybe even consider installing it and sending in real feedback. If this was some random group of guys building a new UI / desktop for Linux, you'd be cheering them on.
The main vector of infection on Windows these days is dumb users installing programs from bogus sources, not Windows itself.
Enjoy your safety and security. And maybe occasionally, tip your hat to the people who make it possible. War and policing are sausage factories. You might like the product, but you'll rarely enjoy seeing it made.