Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:03 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to Outlook.com.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by sisora on Tue 18th Dec 2012 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
sisora
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2011-08-26

I agree with you. I still don't understand why .net is not open sourced yet. I understand about Windows or Office. But why .net is not open source yet?
Open sourcing it is not going to affect their business anyway. Even in case of Asp.net MVC is open source but Asp.net is not. Confusing.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 13:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Because Enterprise customers and other businesses build apps against .NET version X. It is the same reason why they produce IE, their customers want a browser with a stable set of features.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Laurence on Tue 18th Dec 2012 13:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

IE has been anything but consistent: the rendering engine performs massively different from version to version.

It's the worst performing browser for breaking sites between versions.

Edited 2012-12-18 13:10 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by ze_jerkface on Fri 21st Dec 2012 08:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

But why .net is not open source yet?
Open sourcing it is not going to affect their business anyway.


They are paranoid about their enterprise profits which is where .NET is heavily used.

Even in case of Asp.net MVC is open source but Asp.net is not. Confusing.


It's mostly a trick play to attract LAMP developers. Open sourcing MVC is a low risk to their business model. It is related to MVC being a poor fit for existing client .NET applications. They didn't suddenly find the open source gospel for a single technology.

Disclaimer: I am skeptical of Microsoft, open source gospel, and women.

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