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Visual studio for Windows XP [closed]

Visual Studio 2012 do not support windows XP and Microsoft Store does not seem to sell VS 2010 anymore, any idea how can I use Visual Studio Professional for development in Windows XP?
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What technology is used to build “Visual Studio 11”?

A preview of the new "Visual Studio 11" was recently shown at Microsoft's BUILD conference. Out of interest, what technology is being used to create it? I assume it's not WinRT (which I've been led ...
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Can we expect re-addition of Mobile SDK in future Visual Studio versions? [closed]

Microsoft stopped shipping the Mobile SDK in Visual Studio releases after the 2008 version. This wasn't a big surprise, as there were no takers for that feature and android made a big hole. But now, ...
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Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools?

Microsoft charges thousands of dollars for most versions of Visual Studio. Compare this with companies like Apple and Google and with organizations like GNU and Eclipse that give away developer tools ...