According to the latest monthly figures from the UK Internet services company
Netcraft, there has been a 224% increase in the past year in the number of IP
addresses with sites using ASP.NET. In comparison, the number of IP addresses
using JSP and Java Servlets grew by only 56%.
ASP.NET is thus emerging as a strong challenger to ColdFusion, which
nonetheless remains in the No.1 slot.
In the Fortune 1000, Netcraft found that 83 companies use ASP.NET on one or
more of their sites.
It found that Tenet Healthcare, for example, has at least 88 sites which
utilize ASP.NET. And other large enterprises utilising ASP.NET include
American Electric Power, J C Penny, American Express, British Telecom, Nestle
The Netcraft figures are based on the following signatures: ASP.NET - local
references to ASP.NET file extensions are found on the front page of the
site. Java ... (more)
Steve Ballmer presented a lengthy keynote and partner session at the
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis. Below is the complete
transcript of the session.
It is my honor, privilege, excitement, to be here with you today. For all the
things I do -- and many of you have had a chance to hear this many times as I
travel the world -- but everything I get to do working for Microsoft, there's
one thing that's most energizing for me -- one thing, one thing -- meeting
with our partners. And you say, this guy gives this line to every audience he
meets with... (more)
The rewritten GPL 3 license, modified to gut Microsoft's patent claims on
open source, has been released and Microsoft's reaction has been to issue a
statement saying it's not a party to it, has no legal obligations under it,
and that the Free Software Foundation is on shaky legal grounds in claiming
that distributing certificates for Novell SUSE support services puts it under
the GPL's thumb.
"We do not believe that such claims have a valid basis under contract,
intellectual property, or any other law," Microsoft's lawyers said.
"In fact, we do not believe that Microsoft needs a ... (more)
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has gotten a lot of people's knickers in a twist
by saying that Red Hat users owes Microsoft patent payments.
He dropped the nugget during a Q&A last week in England captured on tape and
put on the Internet.
He was talking about how open source products "have an obligation to
participate in the same way in the intellectual property regime" as
commercial companies with their hefty R&D budgets and patent licenses. Then -
after praising Novell for its open source-scandalizing patent indemnification
deal with Microsoft - he uttered the words: "People [who] ... (more)
In SYS-CON's annual round-up of technology predictions, Joshua Allen, a
Microsoft Senior Evangelist, issues a worrisome warning: 'Disparity between
bandwidth haves and have-nots will grow. Net neutrality will take an even
worse beating in 2008 than 2007.'
Allen's predictions come in the end-of-year SYS-CON.com feature "Where's
AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?" - which also includes
predictions from: Tim Bray, Sun; Dr Adam Kolawa, Parasoft; Eric Newcomer,
IONA Technologies; Bill Roth, BEA Systems; Brad Abrams, Microsoft; Kevin
Hoffman, iPhone Developer's Journal; Ian T... (more)