.NET still going

“Developers who were worried that Microsoft was retreating from .Net can breathe easier,” or groan louder while facepalming “as the software giant had a host of .Net-related announcements to make at its annual TechEd North America conference this week.” Seriously? “Recent Build developer conferences have been light on .Net content, between Microsoft pushing JavaScript and web technologies for Windows Store apps, and its renewed emphasis on C++ for the desktop.” I guess the C-pounders and VB’ers “felt left out” [yeah I used the ‘F’ word ‘feel’] Still, C++ has more efficiency than all that “.Not” and CLR crap.  Why not …

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Windows 8 The Chinese government

The Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from a sizeable chunk of public-sector PCs – capping off a long-running dispute with Microsoft over the company’s decision to cut support for XP. “This ban follows a set of Chinese web giants teaming up in February to offer support for Windows XP for the next two years following Microsoft halting updates for the legacy OS. As of the end of 2013, Windows XP had a marketshare of about 50 percent in China. In December, Chinese officials were reported to be concerned about the potential security impact of Microsoft cutting support.” A big …

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