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[2]: Hmmm
by kaiwai on Sat 29th Jul 2006 05:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
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Based on...? How many are running Windows that used to have a Java setup (most likely running on a non-Microsoft platform)? how many were running ASP but have moved to ASP.NET? it never actually outlines how many customers have migrated from a Java setup to a purely .NET configuration.

Like I said, is a consolidation of various technologies on the Windows platform; once complete, the .NET growth rate will go back and track against the growth rate of Windows.

You'll simply have the market split into two; Microsoft Windows and .NET and the rest; you run Windows, you'll be running .NET; and in Sun case, they don't really care about .NET because it isn't as though you can run .NET on Solaris, get support from Microsoft, and thus a real threat to Javas main benefit - multiplatform support.

That is why Java is popular at the backend; .NET is simply a replacement for an ugly way of doing things on Windows; Java on the other hand was there to solve a problem that doesn't relate to fixing an operating system problem.

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