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osOpinion: Caught up in the .NET

Sep 14, 2000, 07:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esko Woudenberg)

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"Maybe when an organization becomes big and wealthy enough, they can afford more lawyers than programmers.... Seems to me there is too much "in-breeding" going on in Redmond and they need to come up for some fresh air."

"Microsoft claims that their MSDE (Microsoft Database Engine) is much more robust than MS Jet. (MS Jet is reportedly behind the Windows System Registory, the Exchange Mail Server storage. The follow-on to MS-Jet, MSDE, is reportedly behind the W2K Active Directory.) If you want to know about how robust the MS-Jet Database Engine is/was just ask anyone who has tried to do development using MS Access or worked as an e-mail administrator supporting MS Exchange server!!! (Might want to put in earplugs before you ask the question.)...."

"I used to feel sorry for people who never examined Linux, *BSD, or other alternatives. I no longer feel that way. It is pretty clear that MS wants to make developers, users, tech support, administrators, and everyone else dependent on them. It will be phrased in very colorful and appealing terms - but make no mistake about it - what they really want is for you to get CAUGHT IN THE .NET(tm)."

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