Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Oct 2008 10:37 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Mono Project The Mono project has released Mono 2.0. As most of you will know, Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other operating systems. The 2.0 release comes packed with new features, the main ones being the compiler upgrade to C# 3.0 with support for LINQ, as well as the inclusion of ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and System.Windows.Forms 2.0. The release notes detail all the changes and new features.
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Richard Dale
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2005-07-22

Said potential new Linux user looks at a KDE-based distribution, and notes the complete absence of anything resembling Microsoft technology, and would conclude "hmmmmm, there clearly isn't anything at all to Microsoft's bluster about Linux users needing to have a license from MS after all"
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Qt and KDE have perfectly good language bindings for C# called Qyoto and Kimono. There is absolutely no difference between Gnome and KDE over using Mono (or not).

The Gnome GTK# bindings have been around a lot longer than the KDE ones, and so people have had time to write apps. If someone wants to write Qt or KDE apps, Plasma applets etc in Mono/C# there is absolutely nothing to stop them. If in turn you don't want to use those apps, then fine you probably won't have to.

I think KDE can stand on its own merits, and anyone choosing KDE because of the presence or absence of Mono seems slightly barking mad to me.

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