The head of Microsoft’s research has quietly stepped aside ahead of his retirement next year to join CEO Steve Ballmer's inner circle. Craig Mundie, a 20-year Microsoft veteran, is now a senior advisor to Ballmer after six years as the company's chief research and strategy officer. Mundie took that role as Microsoft co-founder …
So there ya go... You have managed to prove your initial assertion wrong. Nothing wrong with that. I do it all the time - sometimes :)
My point was simply .Net was a long term fail that even Microsoft saw coming. Linux on the other hand is as strong as ever. Ten years from now guess which technology people will still often mention (even if they call it Android or whatever) and which one will be mentioned in the same context as COBOL.
"Sharepoint is SVN/GIT for management"
Thank you, that cheered up my afternoon.
"My point was simply .Net was a long term fail that even Microsoft saw coming."
I don't necessarily disagree with the sentiment. But why not just say that in the first place?
Why was it necessary for you to waffle on about Microsoft not using managed code to produce any of their own software - a statement which you have now managed to prove to yourself is an incorrect statement?
You seem to have an inability to admit that you were wrong. Big deal. Just admit it and move on.
"Linux on the other hand is as strong as ever."
Oh yes, Linux. Personally I don't give a shit about Linux. Linux bores me. Linux trolls bore me. In fact I give Linux as much time as you give Windows - probably less. No. Definitely less.
The day Linux becomes a superior product to BSD for what I do daily is the day I will reconsider. That day is not going to happen any time soon. In fact, I doubt that it will happen any time ever!
Perhaps now I have said that you can conjure another fabricated statement to attempt to defend your precious little kernel.
You waffle on about the greatness of Linux and poke fun of Windows users - I have the neck to say, "What utter crap you spout. Get over yourself already!"
If a Linux troll wants to troll, fine. But at least have the decency to troll with factual statements.
"Linux on the other hand is as strong as ever. Ten years from now guess which technology people will still often mention (even if they call it Android or whatever) and which one will be mentioned in the same context as COBOL."
10 years from now little Linux trolls will still be sat there sniggering and making up little stories to troll and flame Windows users.
The rest of us... Well, we'll just be getting on with our work quietly and leaving the patently absurd and puerile arguments to the children and, of course, the penguins.
Why? Well because the rest of us will be using BSD which is, and always was, a superior product (in every conceivable way). It's just we don't feel the need to make ourselves look stupid by spouting lies to support a non-existent argument.
Oh... Did I say that BSD is great and that Linux is, in comparison, inferior (just as Windows is inferior to Linux)?
"Oh... Did I say that BSD is great and that Linux is, in comparison, inferior"
+1 from my first post! :x
> BSD which is, and always was, a superior product
Theo is that you? STFU. BSD is great on the %50 at best of hardware out there it will run on. BSD performance (including Mac OS here) especially on a LAMP stack is laughably bad on multi core systems (though was getting better last I checked). Worst of all the best place it can run is on my Netgear router and there is no version available unlike Linux under OpenWRT. I actually own computers running Windows, Mac OS, Mint Linux and FreeBSD as I agree an OS is a simple tool and not a life style choice. I just find tweaking the point and click drooler MCSEs praying to make it to retirement before their beloved empire collapses to be amusing in general.
"Theo is that you? STFU. BSD is great on the %50 at best of hardware out there it will run on"
It runs on 100% of the hardware that I run it on!!! ;)
+1 on your last post as it made me smile
(Looks like I forgot the troll icon on my posts. Oops)
Android vs. Surface/Windoze 8/TIFKAM/<insert crap M$ product here> anyone?
Setting out Microsoft’s position at New York University, Mundie claimed open source resulted in “unhealthy forking” of code and the “viral” nature of the free software movement's GPL threatened developers' intellectual property and undermined commercial product development.
Speaking as Microsoft was ramping up its campaign against open source and Linux – Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” – while promoting .NET, Mundie said the open-source software model: “Isn’t successful in building a mass market and making powerful, easy-to-use software broadly accessible to consumers.”
See title. Nuff sed.
Re: Android vs. Surface/Windoze 8/TIFKAM/<insert crap M$ product here> anyone?
Did you miss the bit that this statement was from 2001?
Fab title btw - Ballmer will be getting sweaty just thinking about it :-)
Someone should explain the definition of security...
...to Microsucks who doesn't seem capable of buying a clue when it comes to security.
Re: Someone should explain the definition of security...
You think Windows is insecure now? was 10 times worse 10 years ago. The sad thing is if they empoyed saner defaults it would be as secure as any unix style OS.
Mundie kicked upstairs?
Mundie is eased out and given an honorary role as Ballmers 'advisor'?
Trusted Computing Initiative an insane abuse of programmers everywhere
If he was the person responsible for TCI, he is on my %^&*-list. The philosophy of the initiative was that programmers cannot be trusted to have access to assembly language. This was the primary foundation of the .NET approach.
.NET, aside from being a single sourced execution environment, locking in developers to the Windows platform, it was a huge waste of CPU processing power. Software Engineers know that running under emulation is ok temporarily for quick and dirty programs, but commercial software should be as efficient and tight as possible. When you use .NET, you are no longer depending on the hardware of the processor to correctly executre your code, but instead are depending on the .NET runtime, which like other Microsoft programs is most likely buggy in subtle ways. If your .NET program is not working correctly, where do you look for the problem?
I harte .NET for what it did to the programming community. Now all the Microsoft programming languages target .NET pseudo-code, instead of real code.
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