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[REBOL] Re: Smart Client

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 30-Sep-2003 12:23

Hum... 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 per user... 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 day... 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 innovative I'm wondering if RT hasn't already been approached for an acquision deal. I hope they will resist if they have/ever do. -max ----------- meteor Studios, T.D. ----------- Never Argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience