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develop under win8

Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

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I want to install windows 8 on my pc and i was wondering whether there is some restriction on the software i develop. For example if i run windows 8 can i develop applications for earlier versions of windows or linux . And can i use libraries such as Qt or is it restricted to some special libraries used to develop Modern UI applications ?
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Re: develop under win8

Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

You are not compelled to develop for Metro Modern UI on Win 8. You can continue to develop on it as you used to on Vista and Win 7.

You may discover, though, that some tools may not behave well on Win 8. The same way some people discovered incompatibility with the tools they used to XP would have problems on Vista, you would likely run into similar issues going from Win 7 to Win 8 if your tools do evil things like write into the Program Files directory, or write into the Local Machine registry hive.

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Re: develop under win8

Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

i never had win7 :D
went from xp to win8 directly ... but hope it will be ok ^_^
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