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Simplifying the Road from Win32 to Windows 10

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

One of the challenges Microsoft faces with Windows 10 is due to the company's own massive success in building their large library of traditional Win32 applications. Today at Build Microsoft revealed a new tool that makes porting an existing Win32 based application vastly easier.

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Universal Windows Platform - Walled Garden vs Open System

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Mar 24, 2016

Epic Games cofounder Tim Sweeney has created a furor over the state of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform and whether it threatens the historical open nature of the Windows PC.

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Microsoft Goes Universal with Astoria, Islandwood, Centennial and Westminster

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  May 04, 2015

In an attempt to bring Android, iOS, classic Windows and web applications on a single platform and make them available through the Windows Store, Microsoft has launched four projects, also knows as Universal Windows Platform Bridges, namely: Astoria, Islandwood, Centennial, and Westminster.

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Future-Proofing Desktop Applications for Hardware Enhancements

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Apr 02, 2014

Though CPUs aren’t getting any faster, other hardware capabilities are rapidly increasing. This is most evident in high DPI displays and the way they shrink legacy applications to the point of illegibility. So for perhaps the first time since the 90’s, future proofing for better monitors is becoming vital.

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OpenSim 2.4 - Open Source Software for Modeling & Simulating Movement

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 03, 2011

OpenSim represents a freely available open source software system for modeling and simulation of movement. The system is provided by NCSSR (National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research) which denotes a research department within Stanford University, California. The spectrum of possible application domains such as rehabilitation medicine, robotics, or games makes OpenSim interesting.

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