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I think they know very well that Visual Studio is essential to their market power. It is sort of "The first shot is free" idea.

VS, including the free edition (regardless of how it has been labeled over the years), has lead to millions of Windows applications, making customers choose Windows as their base OS. Without those, MS would be in a much weaker position today.

VS Community Edition is the ad, in itself! You would never expect a Coke ad to be interrupted by some other ad, would you? VS CE aims to present MS development as a great experience - something that makes you frown at vi, or even at emacs. It shows you how immediate IntelliSense is, compared to lint. Shows you the WPF abstraction level compared to X.11 Smile | :)

Which 19 year old who has been fiddling around with VS CE since he was 12 would want to work with 1970-style command line tools? Fight with old libraries handling 7 bit US ASCII text only? Providing a zillion options, but you have to open a command window and provide them as '--some-strange-option' to the command line tool?

If MS decides to ruin the VS experience by forcing ads onto the users, they have lost their minds. It would be like killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. I am sure that they know better.
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