Should we trust .NET? (was Re: PHP vs. Python/comp.lang.php?)
sholden at holdenweb.com
Wed Nov 28 16:23:18 CET 2001
"Oleg Broytmann" <phd at phd.pp.ru> wrote ...
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 01:18:48AM +0000, Tim Hammerquist wrote:
> > Ken Seehof <kseehof at neuralintegrator.com> graced us by uttering:
> > [ snip ]
> > > It has never been in MS's best interest to be compatible with the
> > > rest of the computing world.
> > More precisely, it's never been in Bill's pocketbook's best interest
> > to be compatible with the rest of the world.
> > It's _always_ been in MS's best interest to be compatible. There's
> > more than enough money in the industry to support Microsoft and any
> > other vendors.
> There are other merits, not only money. Corporations want power even
> more than money. Down with non-free software.
But seriously, the only advantage of more power is its ability to generate
greater revenues. Any other ultimate goal would be un-American.
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