__/ [ John A. Bailo ] on Sunday 15 October 2006 19:52 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> There is a lot of FUD that makes PHP, Java and Eclipse appear
>> as though they don't get adopted.
> It's worse that that -- based on the general IT press, it's almost as if
> they don't exist!
> I mean, yes, there is the "Open Source" type columns of e-Week and so on,
> but those are ghettoized compared to the huge amounts of press that the
> unused and non-existant Vista gets, for example.
> Yet, day to day, in business and computing practice, I know these products
> are gaining ground and being used.
> In fact, my sense is that java really has pulled ahead of all the .NET type
> efforts from MS and that more companies will focus on it as the platform of
> choice for OOP.
I read something that argues the same points. It's almost as though *gasp*
Microsoft controls the press*. They come up with preposterous statements
claiming victory when, as a matter of fact, Vista itself is not using .Net.
East you own dogfood, Redmond...
*Oh, wait a second...
Bill Gates lends cash to buy newspapers
$350 million to MediaNews
,----[ Quote ]
| Gates involvement has been very behind the scenes. In fact many of
| those involved in the deal didn'teven know he was one of the investors.
| It was carried out through the Gates Foundation, the world's largest
| philanthropy outfit.
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