Or did you mean that C and C++ coders are using .NET with C# and VB instead of C and or C++ or java?
I don't know many of those that don't work for microsoft and appear in C9 videos. Maybe Sven.
Oh come on... Can you please get off your high horse for a minute here? What in the name happened to you Beer? I remember, the first time you announced you were going to leave C9, writing that I liked your posts because we could usually "meet in the middle
or agree to disagree." Although it was clear you preferred Linux/OSS and didn't like .Net very much, you viewpoint was at least slightly balanced.
But all that's changed. You've turned into a regular Linux zealot, of which there are more than enough in this world. You've recently degenerated into turning nearly every thread into a debate on why Linux is better at whatever the thread was originally about,
and you've started spouting untruths about Windows (like your recent insistence that there's no way to run unsigned ActiveX controls from the web, which you continued to argue even after I clearly demonstrated it to be not true).
It seems that every online community needs at least one person like this. Practically every forum or newsgroup I've ever frequented does. I'm not talking about people that use Linux, or Firefox, or Java. There's nothing wrong with using any of those things.
There's not even anything wrong with having the opinion that these things are better than their Microsoft equivalents.
I'm talking about people that somehow managed to convince themselves that everyone who does like Microsoft products, everyone who loves working with .Net, people who've had lengthy discussions with University teachers about the virtues of Word over LaTeX (I'm
not even talking about me here), that all those people are either doing so because they are forced to (for money or otherwise), or because they are stupid.
I'm talking about people, like you, that seem to believe that everybody who doesn't agree with them is fundamentally wrong and deluding themselves.
Well, I'm sorry to break it to you, but that's just not how the world works. Things aren't as black and white as that.
Guess what? I like Linux. I love tinkering with it, trying to get stuff working. I adore C++. I own the standard, and probably know more about it than anyone else at Leiden University, including the people who teach it. But I also like Windows. I like, and
feel comfortable, with the way it works. I have always been a VB coder at heart, and love the changes that were made for VB.NET. I like .Net. In fact, I've got the ECMA CLI and C# standards sitting right next to the C++ one.
If I, and many many more people with me, can unite these worlds without feeling the need to compete about them with others, then why can't you?
Jamie often speaks of the middle. Well, here it is. Those who walk it know it is a treacherous path, but it is a satisfying one if walked successfully.