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    For those concerned that MS is moving away from the desktop

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...?taxonomyId=89

    What I find most interesting about this is that while its true they won't be offering full apps, is that they reference in Metro to desktop apps.
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    Chuck, thanks for the link. I have thought all along that MS will continue to promote Desktop apps. There are just too many conventional desktops and laptops in the hands of consumers to say good-bye to all of them. We are still a very large force to be reckoned with.
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    I don't know. After reading the article, I got the impression they are discouraging desktop app development.


    Microsoft will not offer any desktop apps through the Store and only Metro style
    apps are made available through the Windows Store
    Microsoft may, but is not required to, list the desktop app in the Windows Store
    together with a link you provide, to a website where users can acquire the app
    Sounds to me that they are tolerating desktop apps but making it more difficult to deliver them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    I don't know. After reading the article, I got the impression they are discouraging desktop app development.
    They've discourged me from not moving to Vista ... that did not go well ...

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