Microsoft has been one of the main pushers of Carbon. They pushed Apple to change this and that in the operating system as well. And they've been pushing Apple to push Mac OS X as the main operating system. And that's about all I love Microsoft for, so don't call me MS-Luva or something. :P
Carbon apps are behaving quite well. What do I care whether MS Office is Carbon or Cocoa? And frankly, I rather have a Carbon MS Office keeping up with the feature set of the Windows counterpart instead of no or late Cocoa MS Office.
If MS wants to do a Cocoa IE, that's okay with me, as I think IE is really a BAD Carbon app right now. But maybe they should rather clean it up instead of building something new with completely new bugs. Office v. X shows that MS *is* in fact capable of doing better Carbon applications.
Mac user since 1987. Running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on a MacBook Air 11" & an iMac 27" and whatever's newest for my iPhone 4s, iPad 3 and AppleTV 2.
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