Someday maybe a HURD distribution will be released,
You see the difference is the "maybe". We hear this "maybe" for years, since 1991 as far as I know. I was 16, I'm 36 now.
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I wish you would be right. We just finished a large extranet for some lobbying organizations. Most of their members are heavy industries. We discovered along the road that around 20% of their members still use Internet Explorer 6 and any update are blocked by their IT department, they have no plans (yet???) to replace their activeX web based services. The only solution? Sniffing browser and creating a "light" version...
those users can safely surf over the Internet with this browser.(can you imagine...)
Conclusion: IT departments transferred all the cost of their laziness upon our shoulders. They spent mot of their time hunting down viruses on their intranet.
On the other hand how could you trust a company that will force you to sign digitally an EULA stipulating
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys
They are also used by most PHP based web sites using the session feature.
What's the point to ask:
Do you agree [Yes] [No]
Being Belgian and their neighbors...Dutch people tend to speak English rather well. But their knowledge of other languages (except German maybe) is rather a myth. If you are looking for real polyglot, I suggest you to choose Flemish. They usually know French and English quite well and Dutch which is their native tongue....Learning German is easier for them (a lot of common roots) Just like for Dutchmen, . Franck De Winne is a perfect example of that fact (he knows, Dutch, English, Russian and probably other languages as well).
I'm a French speaking Belgian, so well let's say that I can't be considered as biased on the topic
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.