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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Taking over
by Haplo on Tue 19th Oct 2004 22:44 UTC

What I've been npticing is that c# is getting owned/absorbed by the Open Source community.

I haven't seen a lot of c# apps coming out for windows. No big windows companies I've seen have come out and said, "We're using c# for out projects"

But with mono, I've seen a lot of hype for open source apps. Lots of little stuff is poping up in c# for linux, and biug companies linux companies like Novel are saying, "we are going to use this language".

This is interesting since this is supposed to be microsoft's language ;)

if I had to hazard a guess as to why this would be, it would be something I saw pointed out in an article a while back about Microsoft loosing the API wars (and the web taking over).

The point is, for Windows and c#, you are supposed to use windows.forms I beleieve. But as was pointed out, while c# hasn't even achived wide deployment on windows boxes and is hardly an officail part of windows until Longhorn, windows.forms has been depricated already because of avalon that will ship with Longhorn. So no one is writing apps in c# because they will already be depricated.

With mono and Linux however, gtk# was made. Bindings for a relevant GUI API that will be around for the forseeable future. So it makes a lot of sense to develop apps in c# for linux if you find merits in c# because the gui bindings are new and being developed, not already obsolete.

And so we appear to have a weird situation where there appears to be a faster uptake on micosoft's c# on non microsoft platforms ;)