Microsoft is the only one giving you choice, but on slashdot they're supposedly always the bad guy.
You haven't been watch television lately have you. If you were, you'd see the Microsoft 'To the Cloud' commercials ad nauseam. They are right there with all the others wanting the same thing. To the 'Mainframe' with all of them.
“fun and frustrating at the same time cuz half the time yer going this would be so easy to do by hand or wacom [a pen tablet device],
A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program in than some that do. -- Dennis M. Ritchie