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