.NET progress worries Java

SD Times: "Eighteen months ago, many analysts (including me) felt that .NET and C# would face a daunting challenge in the quest for acceptance and adoption. We felt that if Microsoft would ever enjoy a success with these products, it would be through the same method with which it established Windows: initial limited adoption, followed by a continuous stream of releases that tweaked the product until it was adoptable. Meanwhile, the company would lubricate the product’s growth and acceptance with a pipeline of marketing cash." But their opinion changed...