Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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> So one sixth of the .NET applications today wont
> ever be ported, another sixth will require a
> strong commitment to port, another sixth
> trivial changes and the other half would port
> with trivial changes to Mono.

The only problem with this, is a lot of those applications that will require "trivial" changes, will be closed source. Expect a lot of the software written for .NET to be closed source. So you won't be able to port it even it would only require trivial changes. Don't count on MS Office.NET running on mono any time soon.

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