back to article After Microsoft joins Linux, Google Cloud joins .NET Foundation

It has been a day for software surprises – first Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation, and now Google is joining the Technical Steering Group of the .NET Foundation. "Google is already an active contributor to .NET, including heavy involvement in the ECMA [European Computer Manufacturers Association] specification for C#. …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So...

    ...when can we expect a one-week Applepalooza with exclusive interviews to El Reg journalists?

    Then four more signs to the end of the times.

  2. Adam 1

    Eadon has been approached for comment.

    1. Anonymous Blowhard

      "Eadon has been approached for comment"

      He will, just as soon as they've pried him down from the ceiling...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      > Eadon has been approached for comment.

      I never found out why that worthless lunatic got nuked. He wasn't just banned he was completely erased from the forums...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        I believe he get very personal and arsey with the Reg staff.

  3. bombastic bob Silver badge
    Alert

    Google and '.NUT' - if it ends up in 'droid we're SCREWED

    If ".NUT" ends up in 'droid, we're SCREWED.

    And you all thought the JAVA interface for 'droid was cumbersome and irritating...

    1. Anonymous Blowhard

      Re: Google and '.NUT' - if it ends up in 'droid we're SCREWED

      "If ".NUT" ends up in 'droid, we're SCREWED."

      One word: Mono

  4. Voland's right hand Silver badge

    Wrong Pig

    That pig needs afterburners and some weapon pods to carry napalm. Hell is freezing over and desperately needs an emergency warm-up

  5. ilovecookiez

    Android

    If Google drops Java and favors C# for Android I'd jump ship from iOS in a heartbeat.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Android

      Not at all improbable. Like the Caliphate during the Middle Ages, Oracle has blocked Google's way forward with a Java derived O/S for Android, forcing Google to turn West towards the New World, specifically Redmond.

      Good work Larry.

      P.S. Not at all unhappy about Apple possibly being caught in the presumptive vortex that may follow.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Embrace, extend, extinguish...

    Microsoft isn't embracing Linux, like a constructor coiling around its prey, Microsoft is preparing to extinguish Linux. Read this before you celebrate. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Embrace, extend, extinguish...

      So do tell how do they manage that with an open source product, headed by a very passionate founder?

      Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

      Remove the blinkers and move on.

  7. mstreet
    Devil

    Next up, dogs and cats living together

    As the one who set cats and dogs to fighting in the first place, I see this as very unlikely.

    (With apologies to Abraham Simpson)

  8. Gis Bun

    I know a guy [when young] where his great dane lived together with 4 cats. So sh?t happens.

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