Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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RE[2]: Flamewars or Famewares
by moleskine on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Flamewars or Famewares"
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Can you prove that mono apps are resource hungry as you claim?, i'm sorry but F-spot wipes the floor with most of it's kind.

No I can't prove it - can you? - but that was my strong impression over the past two or so years, particularly with SuSE's rug/zmd updater tool that didn't work properly. If the Mono Project is now getting to the stage of some fast, optimized apps, then good on them. However, this still begs the question of where reinventing the wheel is really going. Bringing Mono to the table takes cash and expertise that isn't then available for other, native projects. So I'd still question whether Novell is really on to a good thing - or a loser - by placing so much emphasis on it.

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