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  • Learning C# as a first language

    As a kid: Commodore Pet Basic, AppleSoft Basic, TI-99-4A Basic, TRS80 Basic  (I'm sure these are all derivations of the some Microsoft Basic with extensions for each platform. Making the TI talk via voice synthesizer was fun), 6502 machine & assembly, and Pascal.

    As an "Adult": DBase, FoxPro, TSQL, VB6, C#, XAML, Java 

    For me no classes - ever; it all depends on the person. I was very fortunate to live in Silicon Valley as a kid when personal computing took off. Reading is good to start; building something is better. You've got a wealth of resources on the Internet -- sure beats my monthly computer magazine as a kid.

    Good luck!

  • What in the world is wrong with this guy?

    , evildictaitor wrote

    *snip*

    or make more money per unit sold of Windows (which in turn gets reinvested in the business).

    There you go! Now that wasn't so hard now was it? Let me help you with the last bit "which in turn gets reinvested in the business or gets piled up in a great big cash horde just like Apple." After all they are doing such a great job these days channeling Apple... ohmmmmmm...

    But if you really really really want to play DVDs in Windows8? Well install the Windows Media Center update via the Add Features to Windows 8 control panel. This will bring back all the DVD codecs you know and love and you only pay for it if you need it (rather than having no choice).

    Windows Media Center? In a corporate environment? What do you want people to think? I'm watching TV (or pr0n as someone else suggested)? Would be nice if they would have left the hooks in Windows Media Player for DVD playback. Too bad Sinofsky decided to help the world out by adding yet another little cut to the thousands that he's added already. No Comprimises!

  • What in the world is wrong with this guy?

    @evildictaitor: Price-competitive? You're assuming they'll drop the price...

    Windows 8! On sale now for $147.95! You save $2.00!

    Oh thank you EvilD! You're my hero! Now all the little children can afford Windows... Hurray!

  • What in the world is wrong with this guy?

    , evildictaitor wrote

    *snip*

    That's how business works. If the your not making as much money as Apple then cut your product costs and charge the same price or more as you have been. Your cost savings is instant profit.

    Fixed that for you.

  • Question about Visual Studio Style

    @PaoloM: Selective icons are back to color. Not all of them.

  • What in the world is wrong with this guy?

    @evildictaitor: And while we're pulling numbers out of our arses why not say Windows will cost $10 because they stripped out everything that isn't common to all users usage.

    I'm sorry you feel victimized by the idea that Microsoft will be stealing $5 out of your pocket if they were to include the decode license. It's a pity you are so cheap.

  • Visual Studio Updates

    , vesuvius wrote

    *snip*

     edit, MAYBE FEATURE CREEP IS UNAVOIDABLE, AND A MENU OPTION TO HAVE NORMAL CAPS IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE MAJORITY

    Fixed that for ya.

  • Disney Touche

    Damn that's cool! Gotta wonder what the world is going to be like in 5 to 10 years. The pc to the internet to smart phones to ??? Minority Report here we come...

  • What in the world is wrong with this guy?

    We're talking about $2. I'm sure Microsoft will find a way to justify $2 in additional profit...

  • What in the world is wrong with this guy?

    @evildictaitor: How about Microsoft just ship it in the box as others have suggested? Maybe they can throw in a DVD recorder too like W7 had. They're all great ideas.