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."
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RE: "Run everywhere" FUD
by ma_d on Sat 12th Aug 2006 02:14 UTC in reply to ""Run everywhere" FUD"
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See, the trouble is what they said is entirely correct. .Net was Microsoft's first write once run anywhere system. I'd say that since they opened up to allow things like Mono that at least counts as it theoretically running on other systems.

Yes, it wasn't the first system like this. Java was designed for the same purpose, long before (and I imagine also has at least one platform it can't run on). But Microsoft didn't create Java.

The denotative meaning of the sentence is correct, .Net is Microsoft's first write once and run anywhere system. Unfortunately, it's vague, it can also mean it's the first system of that sort.

I really think the author meant it was the first for Microsoft.

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