McNealy: .Net is a joke

    March 19, 2003

On a tour of Asia, the Sun Microsystems’ CEO hits out at rival Microsoft, saying that viruses are a feature in .Net Microsoft and that Java is tops for developers.

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy was in fine fighting form as he traveled through Asia this week, uttering scathing sound bites about rival Microsoft.
In Singapore today, he hit out at the Redmond, Wash., company’s .Net software tools before the region’s assembled press.

“The world is down to two developer camps: One is .Net, the other is Sun ONE Java. Java is the No. 1 development platform. Viruses are a feature in .Net, but Java has security built in. I find it funny how the default setting in Win XP lets in Office macros but blocks Java,” he told an amused audience.

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