Cinnamon 1.4 released
Posted Mar 20, 2012 14:48 UTC (Tue) by khim
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On Visual Basic, I meant that the new desktop / OS version doesn't force a new development model at least from WinXP to Win7.
Yes, it does. You can not use Win7 features from Visual Basic. Your only recourse is to switch to different, incompatible version which shares little more then name with it's predecessor.
Most apps run without problems.
This is separate issue. Microsoft is obsessed with backward compatibility (and rightfully so), but it introduces new, incompatible, technologies pretty often. And exactly between Windows XP and Windows 7 Visual Basic was retired and replaced with different, incompatible, best.
With GNOME3, I can't even run my old applets, whereas a Windows tray application (though probably harder to develop) will just work.
Apples and oranges, sorry. Show me desktop applets running in Windows 7 - and then you'll have a case.
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