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    , PeterDouglas wrote

    Beside myself, I know many and know personally 3 programmers who will never ever touch WinRT because of the lock-in. That you must ask Microsoft for permission to distribute your program AND give them 30% of it AND forced to be a public application.

    Developers are jumping ship right and left.

    If this trend continues in Windows 9, Windows 8 won't be just another Vista but Microsoft will go the way of IBM. It might already be too late.

    I no longer TRUST Microsoft. That is a HUGE issue which Microsoft isn't seeing here.

    When your developers are jumping ships, it is the beginning of the end.

    Wow! 3 whole programmers? Microsoft is in serious trouble!