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]: Some Interesting Bits
by segedunum on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Some Interesting Bits"
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Beagle is often held up as a shining example of a great Mono app.

But it isn't really a Mono app. It's just a rewrite of Lucene in C#, which is the most crucial part about it. Given the overhead Beagle clearly has I have just never seen the justification for writing it with Mono. It's not spectacular merely by it having been written in the ultra cool, language to end all languages, C#.

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