Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Oct 2004 16:55 UTC
Mono Project This article provides a tour through some Mono programs, along with details about how you can start experimenting with them yourself. Not all of the programs featured here are finished products, but they're all exciting and show off interesting aspects of Mono. Even more Mono applications can be found at We should add to the list the excellent PolarViewer and SportTracker (they go together), and of course, GCursor#, CSBoardGalaxium Messenger, SkyNET and GLyrics among others like Bless, fewnn, GFax, WoodPusher, CDCollect and Kurush.
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re: Victor
by Anonymous on Tue 19th Oct 2004 18:55 UTC

"The few experiences I had with python show me a very pleasing, complete and clean language."

Python is not suitable for large projects. It is also not suitable for projects where your code has to interact with other code, possibly from unknown and untrusted sources. Java can do this safely because of its security model. Although Python does offer you protection from accicently shooting yourself in the foot, it offers virtually no protection against someone else shooting you in the foot intentionally.

But the real question is why use mono instead of Java? Why would you want to help a Microsoft standard gain even more control over the Internet?

And lets not forget that .NET's open standard is really a red herring. Only the core is .NET. But most of the classes that provide the funtionality (ASP.NET, etc) are proprietary Microsoft technologies. Sure OSS projects can clone them. But that probably puts them on shakey legal ground.