Is .NET dead yet?

In an article on E-Commerce Times, the writer asks, Is .Net dead yet? I must warn you, It's a very confusing article. After asking the question, She goes and talks about how the transition from "legacy" applications to .Net applications will take place and that the biggest challenge for MS will be keeping the development tools easy to use. So, What information did she convey? Well, I have no clue, You decide. Also, Why is everyone so keen to declare Microsoft's .Net initiative as dead so early. How old is .Net, not even 2 years and already we are seeing such articles. Some days back Sam Gentile and others had rebutted one such article. Well guys, .Net has just started and is maturing real fast, no matter what these short-sighted guys write, .Net is here to stay.