Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 15:51 UTC, submitted by William Lahti
Linux The first snapshot release of Komodo, a next-generation Linux/.NET-based operating system, is now available. "A new desktop environment codenamed Dagon is now being developed with [D-Bus, Composite, Linux 2.6] to bring a new face of Linux to users. The environment is being developed around the Emotion graphics/UI toolkit to best make use of these new display and communication technologies as well as to provide a solid and useable interface for casual users." Get the latest snapshots from their FTP servers. Read more information for developers, users and enterprise users.
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by on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 14:51 UTC

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This guy is not doing anything new.

I laugh at all this excitement. This toolkit is already supported under all Linux distro's, OSX, Windows and many other unix flavors. It even runs on an Ipaq ARM system!

You wonder where this came from? DotGNU folks. The Portable.NET project. It's System.Windows.Forms namespace written entirely using X11, so any X11 system should in essence run this code.

Basically all he did was marry Mono + Xsharp/System.Windows.Forms from Portable.NET and put it together and wrote his own little apps.

That's all, thats it, very simple.

I hope the source is available and he investigated the legal ramifications because Mono / Portable.NET both use different licenses.

So here is the truth behind it.

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