[REBOL] Re: Smart Client
From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 30-Sep-2003 12:23
Doesn't IOS do just that!?
(except for printing, which could be done with html and a pro license)...
Rapid and distributed application development. add a rugby server in the loop and even
your code gets to be access from any system. The only thing is that IOS needs a license
XML is a microsoft file format even if they would want you to believe otherwise. And
by what I can see on this list over the several years I've listened to xml speak... it
is a nightmare to actually implement your own xml parser.
The other thing of note is that MS never really invents anything, which is why they are
profitable, they copy (save all the R&D) (or purchase engineers who invented whatever
elsewhere), and then out-market their opponents. This is why linux, not disapearing,
really is a growing concern for them. if they don't sell windows and people have alternatives
to .net... what is the future for them? they'll never go belly up, but their days of
easy and cheesy sales are getting more and more counted. computers aren't just for geeks,
and 10 year olds can install linux by themselves. Heck a class of "cisco router management"
is part of a local school's computer classes for 10 year olds, really I was dumbfounded
when I read that!!!! Apple has roared back and matches MS in terms of Marketing any
Look around and you are bound to find a better alternative to any MS software. I am
not a .net enthousiast or professional but as usual MS thing, it needs hundreds of MB
to install, is easily broken by many means such as the registry or a stray software,
etc, etc. .net probably works, MS word eventually got to being ok (but not great). But
if its like any VB i've done before, its probably a mess to actualy implement and then
the next version comes out and it takes a month to get stability back.
I hate MS, having been affected by their $#%^& corporate practices with the purchase
and eventual re-sale of Softimage. They canned one of the most revolutionary software
architectures BUILT ON SGI and forced it to be (sort of) rebuilt on windows nt... the
problem is that the end result was only a shadow of the original design... This was 10
years ago and the original system still doesn't exist... To they effectively kept an
I'm wondering if RT hasn't already been approached for an acquision deal. I hope they
will resist if they have/ever do.
meteor Studios, T.D.
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