for .NET vs. C++ discussions, you may want to watch this Java vs. C++ (vs Javascript) talk by Cameron Purdy



Felix9,  thanks for the link.  I have not seen that before but it nicely summarizes plus and minuses of both. 

I just dont agree with the last slide.   He basically says Rich Client is the future.  To me,  that has always been here it is just becoming popular.   That is what Silverlight was already doing .  Smart client with webservices.