Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Jun 2006 16:29 UTC, submitted by an Anonymous Reader
.NET (dotGNU too) When speaking to developers about WinFX one question that repeatedly comes up is, "WinFX sounds great, but what happens to .NET?" Vice President S. Somasegar describes the decision to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. Now the WinFX technology you know has a name that identifies it for exactly what it is - the next version of Microsoft's developer framework.
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RE[7]: Mono...
by slate on Sun 11th Jun 2006 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Mono..."
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One can atleast say that with Java, we have complete IDE's written using it, compilers written using it, whole webservers and application servers written in pure java.

The question is, when will we see the same in the C# world, because right now

We already see the same in C# world. Mono's compiler is written in C#. SharpDevelop is written in C#. The Mono web server is written in C#.

Microsoft need to realise, the world doesn't revolve around Windows, it revolves around UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mainframes etc. etc. C# and VB will remain niche players in the big market until Microsoft make a concerted effort to releasing the specifications in full, and allowing EVERYONE to implement it, royalty free, and without threat of legal action if patented technologies are implemente

And in the real world, the client does revolve around Windows, proprietary Unix is basically dead, and IIS keeps on chipping away at Apache marketshare.

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