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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RE[2]: Just say no
by evangs on Wed 8th Oct 2008 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Just say no"
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Mono has improved in performance quite a lot since 1.2.6 and is quickly gaining ground on Java6-server, especially with the new Linear IR branch which you can read about at

Mono still has a long way to go, from the looks of things.

Java is up to 6.9 times faster and is on average twice as fast. Granted, they use the -server flag which turns on much more aggressive optimizations hence the much higher performance and larger memory consumption. Nevertheless, there is still a huge delta between Mono and Java.

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