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[2]: Great article
by kaiwai on Sat 12th Aug 2006 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Great article"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't mind using Microsoft products if they are good. Like Microsoft Office 2007, none of any office suite can compare for its very initiative UI, OOo is far from it. MSN? well, you think everybody is using MSN but everybody in Asia and many in Europe are using Yahoo, Jabber and Gaim. Try looking around the world, you don't wanna live in front of your own Windows XP Home world only right?

Excuse me, outside the US of A; AOL/AIM mean jack shit; Microsoft is top shit, grand poobah, big kahuna; ask anyone in New Zealand, Australia or the Asia/Pacific region what they have for their chat client, its going to be MSN; sure, there are some hold out few still hugging their Yahoo accounts more to do with compatibility than enjoying the service.

As for C# etc. Like I said, its a Windows platform technology; for all intensive purposes, if you want multiplatform, then go Java, if you want an improved development framework for Windows, then go for .NET.

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RE[3]: Great article
by Soulbender on Sat 12th Aug 2006 12:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Great article"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"the Asia/Pacific region what they have for their chat client, its going to be MSN"

Nice try but the AP region is much bigger than Aus & NZ. Yahoo, Gmail, ICQ and Jabber all have a fair share. Heck, Chikka is gigantic here (Philippines) and it's based on XMPP.
You are correct that AOL/AIM dont man jack outside the U.S.A though.

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RE[4]: Great article
by kaiwai on Sat 12th Aug 2006 22:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Great article"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice try but the AP region is much bigger than Aus & NZ. Yahoo, Gmail, ICQ and Jabber all have a fair share. Heck, Chikka is gigantic here (Philippines) and it's based on XMPP.
You are correct that AOL/AIM dont man jack outside the U.S.A though.


And the number who have computers in the Philippines who are of any substantial dollar value is SFA; look at established markets like Singapore and ask who is king.

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