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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 04:38

Miguel, Microsoft and the drool factor

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One of the best sources for news about Microsoft on the web these days is the personal blog of Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza.


When he writes about Microsoft, it resembles the kind of writing that a kid does when he gets a shiny, new toy. De Icaza drools over technology announcements from the big M - and he ensures that people know he is in that state by signing off "droolingly yours."

How the mighty of the open source world have fallen!

I was expecting a fawning post from De Icaza after Microsoft announced, at its Professional Developers' Conference last week, that it would be building desktop applications for Silverlight, its would-be Flash killer.

The Novell vice-president does not disappoint. He goes further than I ever thought he would.

For De Icaza, this is a revolution. And reading through the post, it would appear that the leader is De Icaza himself - he takes credit for this line of development in his own project Moonlight (an attempt to tailgate Silverlight) before the big M made the announcement.

I like his honesty. At least, for once, there is no subterfuge. Anyone who reads this post will not have a shred of doubt about what some people have written for a while - De Icaza is now more of a M man than an L man.

Here's one quote which exemplifies his attitude: "For the Moonlight team, this means that there is a lot of work ahead of us to bring every Silverlight 3 and 4 feature. I think I speak for the whole Mono team when I say that this is exciting, fascinating, challenging and feels like we just drank a huge energy boost drink."

It makes no difference to De Icaza that Microsoft has clearly shown that he is superfluous to their plans by bringing Silverlight directly to Linux when it suits them.

He avoid contentious issues like the plague and concentrates on the "positives".

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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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