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Java vs. .NET, part 2 - The Nature of the Beast

Posted by pbrittan on August 6, 2003 at 11:35 AM PDT

What is Microsoft trying to do?

Microsoft is the uncontested champion of the desktop. In the business world, they own essentially the entire client-side market. This is a huge advantage for them. But it is also a limitation. In order to fuel its growth, Microsoft must find new, less-tapped-out markets to go after. The server room is one such market. Microsoft is already strong there, but they still have a lot of share to grow into, and it is a lucrative market.

In my previous post in this series, I claimed that Microsoft has the upper hand when it comes to the quality of the user experience. Microsoft

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