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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just now, both the server and desktop editions of the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope beta have been released. It comes with a boatload of new features, some of which come courtesy of upstream. A new GNOME release, a new X.org release, a new notification system, they're all in there.
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MONO and the help needers
by Jason Bourne on Fri 27th Mar 2009 13:02 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

Why do people hate so much MONO?

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RE: MONO and the help needers
by darknexus on Fri 27th Mar 2009 14:05 in reply to "MONO and the help needers"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Why do people hate so much MONO?

Because there are those people who hate anything and everything that may have anything to do with, once had to do with, or will have to do with Microsoft. I can understand that, really I can, given Microsoft's business practices. I don't use Microsoft products except in virtual machines, where sadly I require them for troubleshooting others' computers. I'm as outraged as anyone by their recent business with netbooks, and Windows 7 starter. But let's face the facts here.
You don't like Microsoft? You don't want to use any of their APIs with Mono? Simple solution: don't. Under no circumstances are you obligated to use Winforms, I sure as hell wouldn't want to anyway compared to most of the other bindings out there. Use GTK#, Kyoto or whatever you wish. C# is an open standard, so is the basic runtime.
You've nothing to fear from Mono. When it comes to the Microsoft .NET APIs, however, I wouldn't blame anyone for steering clear. You never know when Microsoft might come down hard on such things, so it would be best to stick with open source C# bindings.

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RE: MONO and the help needers
by sbergman27 on Fri 27th Mar 2009 14:25 in reply to "MONO and the help needers"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Why do people hate so much MONO?

Because they dislike simple sticky note apps that suck up more memory than their web browsers?

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