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  • What about Mono?

    I'm not saying that native compiled (C, C++) code is bad. They both have their purpose.

    I wouldn't imagine writting a device driver purely in Managed code. Even though it may be possible (I don't know.)

    Now, lets take an example. You have to write a custom Windows.Forms based application that keeps track of After school activities/attendance and billing. Don't tell me you could write it faster in Native C/C++ than you could in C#. With this example, I don't want to have to worry about writing an XML Serializer, or writing the piddly code that makes sure things resize appropriately when you resize the form, or any of the other tedious tasks that just waste time and prevent me from adding more quality features to the application. If your primary job is to write applications that in simplest terms, read and write data to a database, you don't want to or should need to worry about writing your own XML Serlializer.

    And you can do low level stuff (write un-safe code). You have access to all the Windows API's. And you could write your own XML Serializer if you wanted. You still have all that power, but you also have the choice to use pre-built components that you don't have to worry about working and they save you time.

    Beer28 wrote:
    It's just that I'm at a point now where I'm sick of all that abstract layer technology. It's better to build on C libraries.

    That's kind of funny, since I am sick of having to write all these things from scratch. The .NET Framework allows me to write custom applications faster. Wouldn't you like to charge the same amount for developing an app with .NET as you would with native C/C++, but take less time developing it because you used .NET???

  • What about Mono?

    Beer28, you obviously know little about .NET (C#, VB.NET). And if you hate MS so much, then why are you even bothering posting on this site?

    If .NET is so bad, then why is DELL's entire site running on it?

    Are you too stupid to read the notes about Mono to see that the SWF namespace isn't fully implemented yet, and doesn't run?

    EXE don't equal email virus's like you make it sound. The reason their aren't so many virus's that target Linux is because something like 80+% of PC's in the world run Windows. If Linux had that kind of majority, I guarantee you that it would look just as bad by having that many virus writers exploiting its flaws.

    Windows is easy to use, Linux is not quite there yet. If I had to choose between a Windows box and a Linux box for my grandmother, it's no contest. I would choose the Windows box because she would actually be able to use it.

    I like how people always bash how slow Windows is to boot up. Do they ever check and see that Linux boots up slower?

    Sorry for the rant guys, but this Beer28 guy really got me. He probably drinks Bud Light because he can't handle real beer. Just like he can't handle .NET/Mono.

    .NET/Mono all the way guys!!! I guess this guy will be left out in the cold because he is to stubborn to move to the newer/better technologies. I bet if he had his way, we would all still be writing text based or crappy GUI applications in BASIC on our Apple IIe's.

    I apologize again for the rant.

  • Sp2 - final release

    You betcha!

    I installed RC2 the first day it was released, and I've had absolutely no problems with any of my applications. I'm a developer and I haven't had to change anything in my applications to get them work with SP2.

    I already have SP2 final installed, I did it the first day it was available. Its not available from Windows Update yet, but get it from the link below.

    Download Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers:

  • 40 Gigabytes and a Mule

    If you are saying that Doom 3 took the same amount of money and development time to create as Windows XP, then I can very easily see that you are not a developer.

    If they sold Windows XP for $50 in the store, that would me Microsoft would probably only be getting $10-15 per license sold. Their return on investment would cause them to loose money.

  • What about Mono?

    I think Mono is awesome. .NET on Linux and MacOS.

    In the current version you can run ASP.NET 1.1 Web applications with Apache and Mono. They need to implement a more automated installer, to make it easier to setup.

    But, I'm really waiting for, is full support for the System.Windows.Forms namespace. Once that is complete, you will be able to run any .NET 1.1 application on any OS.

    Compile once, Run anywhere. I believe eventually it will be a reality.

    The only drawback between Mono and .NET is that Microsoft is adding features to .NET faster than Mono can keep up. More developers need to help in the development of Mono.

  • XP SP 2

    Its called Windows XP Service Pack 2 for a reason. It for Windows XP. You cannot install it on Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003. If you don't use Windows XP then don't worry about Service Pack 2.

    I have SQL Server 2000 Standard running on Windows XP Service Pack 2. It all runs great. I love the enhancements in Service Pack 2 and I've been using it since the first day SP2 Release Candidate 2 was released to the public.

    p.s.  Go Strongbad!

  • How to Hate Microsoft?

    I think the main reason people "hate" Microsoft is because they are jealous. Everyone wants to be on top and that makes them dislike/hate the ones who are actually on top.

    I bet every person that "hates" Microsoft wouldn't mind to be in Bill Gates position.,

  • Confused :: AMD or INTEL? 32-Bit or 64-Bit?

    I would definately recommend either an Athlon or a Pentium 4 cpu. If you get the Duron or Celeron, they have less L1 cache than the other two. What this means is the same cpu with less on die memory; which equates to lower performance. I have a DELL laptop with a Celeron 2.4Ghz and my Desktop with an Athlon 1700+ outperforms it.

    On the topic of 32-bit or 64-bit. My vote definately goes to the Athlon64. The Athlon64 is the only 64-bit chip that is compeletely backwords compatible with 32-bit. That means you can run either a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS on it, but you do only get the added benefits of 64-bit if you are running a 64-bit OS. Personally, I would wait for WinXP 64-bit to come out and for the price of the cpu's to drop before I would get one.

  • Channel 9 - What works, what sucks?

    I come back nearly everyday for the videos on some killer topics. keep it up guys.

    More videos on Dev topics would be nice.