2. Ballmer isn't the only one who throws temper tantrums.
3. Before you close this thread, could you tell us why my post was deleted, with no advance warning, no explanation, no nothing?
As a newcomer, I don't want to be rude - and in fact I'm not being rude. But as a person who relishes both free speech and truth, I'm deeply bothered by two things...1) the undeniable fact that my post was deleted, and 2) the obviously preposterous statement made by the person who started this thread. These two items, combined with what appears to be some rather biased moderating and an apparent yearning to shut down this thread, makes me very, very suspicious.
Is SitePoint a forum that welcomes different views, or is it just a front for Microsoft? If it's the latter, just be honest about it. There are plenty of other IT forums to choose from, some cheerleading for Microsoft others for Apple or open source and still others that are generally unbiased.