Ok, somebody explain how .NET is a locking strategy? I don't see it? I don't get it? .NET is a better development environment for web based applications. It provides a better and more secure platform for applications. It opens up the internals of Windows systems better than VB ever did or could. I can write Windows Services faster, quicker, and easier than before. Wonder how hard it is to write an NLM now (wonder if most people even know what an NLM is anymore)? I have been using Web Services for 3 years now. I do not care what the other side's operating system is. I know how to architect a solution that is not platform specific. It makes no difference to me. I transfer standard XML across the wire. How is this a lock-in? If this is a lock-in strategy, then maybe Wardens Ballmer and Gates can throw the key away to my cell.
Wally “Man did I get up on the wrong side of the bed today” McClure ;-)