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[vox] Re: [vox] .NET or Java?

Agreed.  Since .NET seems to have flooded all the techie
bookstores, I think a "Why should Linux developers care
about .NET?" talk would be interesting.

-- Rod

Jeff Newmiller said:
> On Fri, 24 May 2002, nbs wrote:
>> I recently asked me contact at O'Reilly if she could help find some speakers for us.
>>  Well, one fellow, Ted Neward, happens to LIVE in Davis.
>> His forte seems to be in Microsoft .NET, and Java.
>> While my first though, since we're a /Linux/ users group, would be to have him do a
>> talk on Java, I figured, unless the rest of the group would dissent, that a talk on
>> .NET would be interesting, in that kind of "see what the other guy is doing" kind of
>> way.  :^)
>> So - what's your vote?  Prefer Java?  Or curious about .NET?
> I am not enthusiastic about the .NETization of languages that seems to occur when it
> embraces them... but I keep hoping that someone can describe why it is so great in
> words that don't sound like a "rah-rah" chant.  I have been sorely disappointed by
> some people I had hoped would have a clearer head in this respect...
> I have read some interviews with Miguel de Icaza, and he seems to like the library
> management and language versatility.  Library managment is good, but the language
> versatility comes at a pretty high cost to the integrity of the language, and
> automated library management will yield fat slow solutions as they evolve.
> I have similar complaints about Java, though. The choice... Sun, or Microsoft...
> sucks.  I doubt we will be able to avoid system solutions that avoid both
> technologies indefinitely though, so if he wants to tackle a bunch of linux
> boltheads, bring him on, and bring on a Java talk too.

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