It will be interesting to see how he does with this new role. Hopefully Azure turns out better than SilverLight.
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@00010101: Other people's money.
I kind of figured as much.
What I was trying to convey, was the idea that people didn't switch their OEM solution from XP to an embedded version of Windows due to the wide variety of offerings.
It's hard enough getting technical support for strange compatibility issues with normal windows, let alone some strange mishmash of windows components hobbled together to form some new embedded variety of Windows.
I think that Microsoft created too much confusion in the embedded world of Windows. How many variants of embedded windows have been produced and retired in the XP timeframe? My guess is quite a few.
If you're still running XP, then you obviously don't care about security or reliability. Give it a few days, and some leet crew will produce some Windows XP Final Edition ISO.
Will it require activation? My guess is no. And, as an added bonus, you don't need the any of the Windows Update infrastructure, as it wouldn't work anyways.
@RealBboy360: Lightswitch is a strange case in the study of abstraction. I suppose people are using the HTML5 flavor.
It seems like a fairly complicated way of simplifying development.