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  1. Mira Fox's Avatar
    Hey, everyone!

    I grew up on DOS and early versions of Windows, and was primarily a PC gamer. I got my first WinXP laptop in 2005, and loved it. But pretty soon afterwards I started feeling like I "should" use Linux instead, because it was more moral ... somehow? I thought unpaid volunteers was a feature, and not a bug.

    So I switched in 2007, and became one of those open-source zealots who tries to get everyone else to switch regardless of what their actual needs are. Which isn't surprising, since the whole time I actually loved Windows and had to persuade myself not to use it (yes, even when Vista came out). I actually ended up getting a boxed copy of Vista to put on my System76 Ubuntu laptop. :P

    I paid $15 extra when I got my current laptop so I could get the Windows 8 Professional upgrade (this was right before Win8 came out), "just to experiment with it." Pretty soon I decided, you know what, maybe it's okay to use stuff that I actually like just because I like it, and made it my daily OS. I even switched from Firefox to the modern UI Internet Explorer. >_>

    Not long afterwards I got fed up with my Android 2.3 phone, and bought a Lumia 520 on a whim. It's had a few of its own quirks, but it's the best smartphone that I've ever had. I love the high-quality games, and how simple and shiny everything is. It works so much better, and just makes me happier and less frustrated to use it.

    I'm trying to learn how to write apps for it now. Wish me luck?
    03-10-2014 11:54 AM
  2. sahib lopez's Avatar
    im wishing you luck :P since you asked and welcome :)
    Mira Fox likes this.
    03-10-2014 11:58 AM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC and the best of luck with your app!
    Mira Fox likes this.
    03-10-2014 12:59 PM
  4. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Welcome to WP Central forums, Always nice to have new members join in, ask questions and post in the thread's.
    Good Luck
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    03-11-2014 04:02 AM
  5. amagner's Avatar
    Awesome! That's the key; using what you decide works for you! Welcome to the revolution!
    03-12-2014 06:58 PM
  6. k0de's Avatar
    Welcome to WP. Same here Linux and Open Source for me.

    Try here for WP app; http://appstudio.windowsphone.com/?stay=1

    And here; http://blogs.windows.com/windows_pho...velopment.aspx

    And here; Get Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone.

    http://www.visualstudio.com/download...sual-studio-vs

    Good luck with your journey. And happy koding. ;-). Just make sure you operating a 64 bit machine if you want to use the WP SDK.

    Oops almost forget: grap the windows SDK here;

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/downloadsdk

    And sign up with the WP Center:

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/oem/
    Last edited by k0de; 03-12-2014 at 07:42 PM.
    Muessig likes this.
    03-12-2014 07:24 PM
  7. rdubmu's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    Sent from my LG-D801 using Tapatalk
    03-12-2014 09:01 PM
  8. Muessig's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums, Mira Fox, it's okay to like anything Windows it seems you've learned that over time
    03-13-2014 01:50 PM

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