If you're just catching up, ZDNet Australia published this article quoting James Gosling the creator of the Java language where he says Microsoft's decision to support C and C++ in the common language runtime in .NET is one of the "biggest and most offensive mistakes that they could have made".

Luckily, we have Don Box to post a quick and eloquent reply with the truth.

PS: Did you also notice that Don calls out how Indigo is fully written in C#/.NET (1100+ files of pure managed bliss).