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Microsoft promises twice-yearly Windows 10, O365 updates – with just 18 months' support

bombastic bob Silver badge
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Re: Dear gods...

"All the major CAD packages had migrated to Windows, what, 20 years ago? And they're not going anywhere for a good long time..."

It probably wouldn't take them long to:

a) dredge out the old code base as a new starting point

b) as needed, migrate back to OpenGL from whatever DirectX schtuff they're using

c) wrap everything GUI in a nice cross-platform toolkit (Qt, GTK, ?)

Seriously, it's not all that hard, just requires some motivation. A tad time-consuming perhaps, but so would Micro-shaft changing their APIs and *FORCING* everyone to use "UWP". And don't think that's NOT in their plans...

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