Like Eric, I want .NET on Linux, Solaris and MacOS X. Unlike Eric, I want pieces of the server as well. Yes, I understand that .NET is the pointman for Microsoft in the fight to own the server. I’m just not convinced that the server is worth owning.
The fight to own the desktop was about controlling the platform and the user’s eyeball. That fight is over, Microsoft won. Now the application server is the platform and the user doesn’t see the server OS. So what exactly is the server fight about?