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Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on July 30, 2008 01:38 PM
I was also once firmly in MS's clutches as a MCSD, author of several MS tech books and as a frequent conferen e speaker. My little company built scores of solutions using MS products - mostly because we didn't know any different, like many who got into software in the '90s. But as we got more serious about our work, as the systems got larger and more complex and as we sought to create RTM solutions we found that MS was inadequate. The stuff is too expensive to develop, maintain and support due to bugs, security problems and onerous licenses. We switched to Mac, FreeBSD and Linux and all open source development and have never looked back.
I've met Mike in the past and always respected his work. It was interesting to learn that he has switched too and I can only wonder how many other former MS developers are out there.


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