Found the below post in my drafts section. I should have released it a year ago but better late than never. Maybe someone with a deadlock problem on IIS and .NET 4.0 will find this piece of information useful. At the place where I am contracting at the moment, we recently (April 2013) went live… Continue reading Fixing an IIS deadlock
Why you should not use Microsoft Silverlight for your next web application
The above warning message sums up everything I dislike about proprietary web technologies. Silverlight is a fairly new Microsoft technology from 2007 and Moonlight is its Open Source and not up-to-date equivalent that I have to use because Microsoft does not provide Silverlight for Linux. Since most software only run on Windows anyway why is… Continue reading Why you should not use Microsoft Silverlight for your next web application
Well, kudos to Microsoft for their Bizspark program. It is intended to help small business by providing free Microsoft products. It’s a good way to try and get developers to start using their products. Thanks to that, I now have access to Windows and Visual Studio for free. Our intentions are still to use all… Continue reading Licenses continued
Why is Windows so expensive?
I am not sure that anyone can answer the question “why is Windows so expensive”. After all, most people get Windows when buying a new computer where Microsoft has a strong hold on the market. First, how expensive is Windows exactly? Currently, I am looking at the US prices where Windows 7 Professional costs $200… Continue reading Why is Windows so expensive?