PeopleSoft's CEO really threw a punch this week calling .NET the "Asbestos" of IT. Given all of the lovely times we have arguing over .NET and J2EE, I thought this one might be fun.

"The answer to the death grip Microsoft has on the industry is an alternative operating system," he told an audience of over 200 customers and partners. "That's why PeopleSoft has decided to port all our applications to Linux," he said, adding that the operating system now enjoys sufficiently broad support to be ready for applications that are key to a company's goals.

This decision, he said, positions PeopleSoft as "pro-choice, not anti-Microsoft".

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