Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 28th Jul 2006 18:28 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft is leaving Java in the dust, but the company still has room to grow in the developer arena, a key executive said. Speaking at the Microsoft FAM (Financial Analyst Meeting) on July 27 in Redmond, Wash., Bob Muglia, Microsoft's senior vice president of Server and Tools business, said Microsoft's .Net platform has outpaced Java, particularly the Java Enterprise Edition, over the past five years to become the development platform of choice for enterprise development.
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RE[3]: Hmmm
by TBPrince on Sat 29th Jul 2006 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
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Would you believe him, really? It's not evidence as in "evident". I could say 'Linux has grown from about 4% in desktop usage to almost 23%, according to a market research.' and that is not more or less evident than what the financial guy said.

No offence but I'm really amazed when people like you seem to think that people like Muglia (that is, big companies execs) can go to a public event like that and say lies after lies without any problem.

Trust me: speaking in such events it's not like telling to your friend that you once have been with that girl we all liked but "shhh don't tell anyone!".

If they hadn't 60% of the market a second later SUN would have issued a public statement asserting "They don't have 60% of the market" and so forth.

You might be even surprised to know that execs couldn't technically lie because that would a crime for public companies (since it affects the market), though they can release "fabricated" sentences which lie in the middle.

So if he says 60% you might argue it's 58% and I can concede it might be 54% but this surely isn't 45%.

An exec talking (expecially from public companies) is not like two guys sitting in front of a beer to exaggerate about their love conquers. Really.

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