In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:17:46 +0000
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> | Microsoft appears to have concentrated their development effort in Vista
> | on native code development. In contrast to PDC03LH, Vista has no services
> | implemented in .NET and Windows Explorer does not host the runtime, which
> | means that the Vista desktop shell is not based on the .NET runtime.
.NET *IS* native code. It's one of the biggest differences between
it and Java; .NET eventually compiles down to all-native code.
Java compiles only those bits that get executed more than a few times.
Of course Vista shouldn't host .NET services. It's not a server.
It's a desktop. To get a server, one will have to get Windows
2007 or 2008 Server Edition, at extra cost.
Or one can get Linux, which will do both. :-)
Windows Vista. Because everyone wants a really slick-looking 8-sided wheel.