Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE[3]: So we all agree then...
by JAlexoid on Tue 14th Dec 2010 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So we all agree then..."
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Market cap
Oracle 150 Billion
Microsoft 233 Billion

HA! ROTFMAO! Then Apple beats those two!

Just as a reference that market cap has nothing to do with company's survival:
Sun $140.16 billion (Y2000)
Microsoft $447.21 billion (Y1999)
Oracle's current market cap is highest ever
IBM $179.25 billion (current)
Novell $7.5 billion (Y1999)
Apple $2.3 billion (Y1997) $295 billion (current)

Oracle had a very steady growth over last 10 years. Microsoft's has been decreasing, with only 2010 finally increasing.

Let alone, Microsoft's income is still centred around OS and Office. Oracle has already a bunch of products that are successful on their own.

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