PeopleSoft liken's Microsoft's .NET to asbestos

In an interesting analogy, PeopleSoft's president and CEO Craig Conway has comparied Microsoft's .NET technology to the naturally-occuring substance that seemed to be a very promising heat shield and insulator until it was found to cause severe lung trouble and was labeled one of the more toxic substances that man has toyed with.

To that end, he says that the company has decided to port all of their applications to Linux.

The CEO's complaint with .NET is that the distribution of applications to the desktop is a "known bad thing," likely referring to security and reliability issues involved in letting computers that are administrated mostly by the end user be used for system-wide work.

The article comes from CNET.