Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 19:10 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
.NET (dotGNU too) "Four short years ago, Microsoft unveiled its new framework/engine for programming and running applications in a virtual environment, and the world was stunned. Microsoft had introduced a run-time environment that was for the first time a true 'write once, run everywhere' implementation, but that was far from being the end. With .NET 3.0 on the loom, NeoSmart Technologies takes a look at how far .NET has come and just how long it can keep going."
Thread beginning with comment 151544
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Ok. 95% of the market
by zambizzi on Fri 11th Aug 2006 20:19 UTC in reply to "Ok. 95% of the market"
zambizzi
Member since:
2006-04-23

I assume you mean desktop OS market share...and those numbers are a few years old, at least. They're also very hard to quantify and change rapidly. At one point in recent years, it was estimated that the Linux desktop had overtaken Apple by a small margin.

But I digress...

There is a great divide between Windows forms on Windows, Windows forms in Mono (incomplete), GTK#, QT#, etc. - so the write-once, run-anywhere slogan in the article, which is a rip-off of the same Java slogan, is BA-loney.

If we're talking about the server-side part of the market, .NET has clearly *not* taken over the world...that's just not with reality any way you bend or mold it.

Reply Parent Score: 5