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    Larry Osterman

    @DevTomSch:That is *so* untrue.  Windows worked extremely closely with the developer division throughout the design of the windows runtime.  The Windows runtime isn't an "anti CLR", the CLR is still there and is alive and well.

    In many ways, the windows runtime is the opposite of an "anti-CLR" - with the windows runtime, the windows division is embracing the javascript and the managed languages as equals to C/C++.  Before windows 8, the windows division only supported APIs for C and C++ developers, C# and VB developers were kind-of stuck.  Now they have full access to windows APIs with the operating system.