Java in disguise

Visual Basic .NET is Java in bunny slippers.  Class inheritance, threading, garbage collection, reflection, class libraries, reduced variable scope, try/catch blocks, exceptions and events, even something approaching Java's use of layout managers with Anchor and Dock values for window components.  The IDE looks like I remember the Visual C++ one looks like, especially for console apps.  Console apps!  Who ever heard of a non-visual Visual Basic program?

It looks like a very close approximation of Java, but with a bigger run time and only available for Windows operating systems.  C# is probably even closer to Java.  Has anyone told Sun this?  Do they know what's in the dot NET framework?

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