While browsing about 69 tech blogs that don’t suck, I landed on this post by David Geller. May be I am late to this but got to say that was a very prescient description of what’s out there from the Microsoft stable!
Highly recommended read. Most of it might be fairly obvious, as it always is in hindsight, but note that the post was written in 2005. And here we are in 2007, with Silverlight, XML based UI, compiled etc etc..its all there..
Now to wait for Microsoft to officially get this baby running on the Linux platform.