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[4]: Flamewars or Famewares
by dylansmrjones on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 16:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Flamewars or Famewares"
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It is my belief it is a matter of bad coding. I have mono apps that loads in approximately .3 seconds (gedit takes 0.7 seconds). I have mono apps loading in 9 seconds.

I have C++ applications loading in .3 seconds and others takes 2.5-3.0 seconds. And eclipse takes 22 seconds. The only kind of applications that tend to take quite long on my system is Java applications. They are always slow to load, but quite fast after that.

It is not the language but the code - except for special situations (like directX in Windows - native C++ is much faster than .Net or mono).

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