Phones ARE computers.
Microsoft was not "cool with this". Microsoft is legally prevented from interfering in the software that OEMs (Dell, HP, etc.) install on PCs. The OEMs are responsible for all the crapware, not Microsoft.
Wow. It's almost like they pointed nuclear weapons at the US, or something.
I don't even have a college degree, but I've been working as a software engineer for 20+ years. So what's your point? Also, should open source projects begin requiring college degrees from every submitter? And, let's see your most recent kernel submission, eh?
Oh, so is that why the CEO issued a public apology? And why the founder was put on leave? And why the founder's wife has been ordered never to come into the office again?
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?