Friday, December 7, 2012

Google Apps; SilverLight; Developers and Open Source

Google will now begin charging all Google Apps business users for the service.  Previously businesses with less than 10 employees could use it for free.  (Though my business always paid... its only $50 per user per year!)  Several places noted that this is bad news for Microsoft.
Microsoft Should Be Worried About Google's Recent Move

Reputable survey of developers show massive use of open source... 56% use Linux!
Five out of six developers now using or deploying open source

Want to know one reason (of many) why Windows 8 is not getting apps?
This is what happens to you if you follow Microsoft too closely:
Microsoft pulls the plug on its Silverlight.Net site

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