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I'm very impressed with the demo, I'm sure just the GUI would have to be programmed in java-script/html5, but not the whole program, that just would not be feasible!
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Well, if they do this to the desktop version, that means that programmers would have to rewrite all of your video games to work on Windows 8. Just because you're not a programmer doesn't mean you're not affected, it means that you're going to have to wait a long time before all of your applications that you are using on Windows right to be rewritten over to Windows 8...
Hate to burst your bubble but I am a programmer. My life is not centered around worrying about the next windows platform. My main clients still expect flawless programs for XP and could care less about Windows 7. Also even if your idea holds any truth. Microsoft will make sure most programs are backwards compatible. If they don't it will never move to enterprises

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Hate to burst your bubble but I am a programmer. My life is not centered around worrying about the next windows platform. My main clients still expect flawless programs for XP and could care less about Windows 7. Also even if your idea holds any truth. Microsoft will make sure most programs are backwards compatible. If they don't it will never move to enterprises
To be fair, he is talking about games, which are the exact opposite of legacy business applications.

However, thinking that Microsoft is going to abandon C++ DirectX games is silly. You can't re-write those titles in Javascript and HTML5. Nor would you need to. You can't write a majority of such resource intensive applications in those languages.

If you develop rich apps for windows, you might need to learn some more programming. But are people really crying about adapting to JS and HTML5? I know it equates to time and training, but it seems blown way out of proportion to me.
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