Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Jan 2009 10:54 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Mono Project Arstechnica reports that Mono, an open source implementation of .NET runtime, is bringing Microsoft's development technologies to some unexpected places, including the iPhone, Android, and the Wii.
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RE: Comment by satan666
by diegoviola on Sun 11th Jan 2009 21:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by satan666"
diegoviola
Member since:
2006-08-15

Java is a better choice than C# in many ways.
1. Java is a more capable and more portable programming language.
2. Java is Open Source, C# is not.
3. By using C# applications, by programming in C# (especially on platforms other than Windows) you actually help Microsoft dominate the world.

Avoid Mono, Moonlight, Novell and Microsoft and maybe there is still hope for a better world.


Couldn't agree with you more, people who use and encourage Mono/.NET are nothing but idiots.

Edited 2009-01-11 21:17 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by lsls on Sun 11th Jan 2009 23:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
lsls Member since:
2006-11-13

I also agree. All those developers and companies which thanks to Mono can now run their desktop and web applications in Linux are just idiots. All those companies which now can take advantage of a free operation system and contribute to it should better stick with Windows and leave us alone.

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by Nelson on Sun 11th Jan 2009 23:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I do not get this unnecessary demonizing of the Mono community. They do Linux an immense favor by adding such a powerful language and framework to the platform.

I get it, some people are scared/hate Microsoft and proprietary platforms, but this is none of the sort. While I don't agree with Mono implementing patented and proprietary APIs (Outside those Microsoft has extended their OSP to), I do see nothing wrong with providing a clean implementation with OSS platforms built on top (See GTK# and MonoDevelop for awesome results of the Mono team's hard work).

I applaud them for their tireless efforts, and I wish some people could be more open minded.

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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by adkilla on Mon 12th Jan 2009 05:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

If you go back to my original post:

While I applaud the efforts of the Mono people, they attempts at bringing Microsoft platform technologies to other platforms seems odd as it tries to bring MS's concepts of an operating environment to other platforms.

I mean come on, don't you find it odd that your Mono apps compile to exe and dlls with the need for a Windows like registry on Linux/Mac? Why force MS's concept of an operating environment and application behavior in other OSes?


I was pointing out that Mono should develop their own way or doing things that are platform agnostic instead of merely copying MS onto other platforms. What's wrong with that? Why let the future of Mono be determined by MS alone? Why can't developers have a true cross-platform framework that isn't "Windows everywhere"?

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