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Classic Shell is being discontinued


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#1 opera

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:00 AM

Info for users

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/classic-shell-windows-start-menu-app-officially-discontinued-518808.shtml



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for the update.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

From the link:

Each new version of Windows moves further away from the classic Win32 programming model

 

It may not be tomorrow but Microsoft will eventually eliminate W32 and move to a UWP only ecosystem. Any program would need to be downloaded from the Microsoft Store with Microsoft taking a percentage. 



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:55 AM

From the link:

Each new version of Windows moves further away from the classic Win32 programming model

 

It may not be tomorrow but Microsoft will eventually eliminate W32 and move to a UWP only ecosystem. Any program would need to be downloaded from the Microsoft Store with Microsoft taking a percentage. 

 

As often as I hear the assertion, "Any program would need to be downloaded from the Microsoft Store," I make the counter assertion, "Microsoft has not shown itself to be foolish with regard to third-party applications being one of their biggest assets to the Windows platform.

 

I agree that they'll be going to a UWP only ecosystem, but that doesn't mean those UWPs will be exclusively controlled by Microsoft any more than current software is.  They'd be insane to go that route.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

For those like me who never heard of UWP until now...https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/basics/design-and-ui-intro .

 

My opinion is that MS has always had a business plan for growth of revenues (like any well-run business)...and this may be the crux of it.  I don't see that as good or bad...just business.  Some of us tend to forget that business is what it's all about...with many facets (including computing) of our lives.

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:59 PM

The main reason for developing UWP was the ability to use an app across different platforms, mainly the Windows Phone. Windows Phone is now dead so maybe UWP will never go anywhere even if Microsoft continues to push it.






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