Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company's boldest move yet to win mass market share from leaders Apple and Samsung. The world's largest software company has so far focused on putting its Windows Phone software into expensive, high-end devices - chiefly from Nokia and HTC. But the new model will go on sale at Walmart later this month at an unsubsidized price under $150, relatively cheap for a new phone running up-to-date software without a long-term contract." Windows Phone is racing to the bottom just as fast as Android - with the difference being that expensive Android devices do not fail to sell.
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"C# was Java done right, tbh I don't care where it came from it is irrelevant."

It's irrelevant to you maybe, but it wasn't irrelevant in the context of the thread discussing the relationship between the two.

"Also Java != JVM."

You don't need to tell me, although two were designed completely with each other in mind as evidenced the name "Java Virtual Machine".

"There is always mono, though I don't really understand what is wrong with IIS and Windows."

In my opinion linux has an advantage with lightweight remote administration tools like ssh/rsync/etc. Obviously windows can do the same things, and you can use remote desktop, but the whole GUI on the server is kind of unnecessary and out of place. With linux, we get the flexibility of provisioning a machine with only the pieces we need.

In any case this wasn't what I was talking about. I was talking about how many linux developers would like to offer official .net support using linux (count me in). I can't blame microsoft for not supporting linux though since if they did many IIS hosting providers would promptly switch to linux. Windows/IIS has few compelling advantages in the server space (note that this is rather different than saying anything is "wrong with IIS and windows").

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