Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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RE[2]: Who said the war was over?
by Lambda on Fri 9th Mar 2007 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Who said the war was over?"
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I think the assumptions is based on the fact that .NET will be available on all Windows platforms, and .NET framework will eventually be the framework of choice for Windows applications.

Yeah, that's why .NET is/will be the platform for the vast majority of windows programming.

The assumption is rather optimistic given how long it took for the original win16 to win32 migration

It wasn't that long. Everybody wanted to get away from win16 as soon as possible.

add to that, what are the benefits; if they want multi-platform, there is Java

Most windows developers don't care about multiplatform.

so how can Microsoft justify re-writes of applications (or atleast partial) given the next to no tangiable improvement

They don't re-write unless there is a good enough benefit. Visual Studio is a perfect example. Gradually, parts of it are rewritten in managed code.

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