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What are the areas where the .NET platform is still lagging behind the Java platform? [closed]

It's almost always true that older platforms have more third party tools, libraries, projects, and support. When compared to .NET, Java has all these privileges. But time has passed since .NET first ...
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Advantages and possible drawbacks of using Java for cross-platform development vs. .NET?

If I were to begin writing an application using Java with the intention of porting it to other platforms with little or no modification, would it be wise to consider using the .Net framework instead? ...
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Teaching a QA person to program

I have a friend who has been doing QA for about a year and wants to further their career. I have always leaned to C using gcc and makefiles as you have to do everything yourself. I have also read ...
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Is Java to Linux what .NET is to Windows?

Is Java becoming the de facto standard from Linux application development in the same way .NET is the standard for Windows application development? If not why not?