64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?
bryan.sant at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 17:35:59 MDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Andrew Jorgensen
<andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's a link to a list of the many many languages that run on the CLR:
I counted 122 languages that run on the CLR on that page.
I counted 215 languages that run on the JVM on this page:
> Not to mention that Java can also be made to run on the CLR.
And C# (or any MSIL code) can run on the JVM using Grasshopper (a
commercial plugin for VS).
> My own opinion: Mono and Moonlight will never be a factor in tipping the
> desktop market toward Linux. They will be a factor in businesses
> choosing to use Silverlight vs. Flash which will be a win for MS.
> If the desktop market does tip toward Linux some day MS wants to be
> relevant and profitable anyway and pulling some patent stunt to
> submarine Mono and Moonlight doesn't help them win in that market.
> MS already knows that Linux is eating into their market share. Instead
> of showing their teeth they're trying to figure out how to stay relevant
> in a market that no longer rewards them for playing dirty.
I can see this being the case, and I hope that it will be.
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