"I do not believe Microsoft would have had the motivation to
purse many of the ideas presented at the Microsoft Professional
Developer Conference (PDC) had it not been for the competition
Linux presents. I may be wrong about this, although this seems to
be a typical strategy" of Mr. Gates'. Either way, the fact remains,
Microsoft is now pursuing a course to 'revolutionize' computing
"Longhorn is innovative in a number of ways. One of its major
strengths is that it is almost entirely built upon an overarching
and increasingly refined architecture called the .NET framework.
The .NET framework is composed of the common language runtime (CLR)
and a unified set of class libraries, providing developers with a
core one-stop shop for all their programming needs..."
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