Rich Kilmer wrote:
<snip>
> <RANT>
> The main purpose (as far as I can see) of building .NET apps is a
> next-generation (and MS controlled) (Java) applets/servlets architecture.
> That's what WinForms and ASP.NET is all about.  Microsoft _NEEDS_ the PC to
> remain important and have complex code execute on top of it.  They want to
> kill off J2EE (and Java).  The browser makes the PC into a glorified
> 3270/VT-100 terminal that can be served from any server to any client.  Now,
> if you use IE specific features (HTML/plugins) that still ties you to using
> Windows (or Mac) but it does not really leverage the capabilities of the PC.
> Microsoft developed .NET to hook people into writing apps that make strong
> use of the PC AND the Server (again...like
> applets/servlets...next-generation).  Their main motivation is to maintain
> their desktop OS dominance and conquer the middle tiered services
> (WebLogic/J2EE/etc) market.
> </RANT>
> 
> -Rich
This makes perfectly good sense to me. (Plus VB is really getting
stale)
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