Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:55 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Mono Project A Mono developer responds to a request for "a calm presentation of why Mono is desirable, why it is not a threat, and why it should be included in Ubuntu by default" answering the three questions individually, then attempting to address general anti-Mono sentiment.
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RE: Why bother?
by wawrzyn on Fri 12th Jun 2009 22:37 UTC in reply to "Why bother?"
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This "old C" is still very robust in some software engineering, robotics, automation and control systems areas. I can't imagine living without C. Of course it doesn't mean that I use C for all purposes. C is good for some applications just like C# is good for others. There are no universal solutions... And definitely C# and Mono wouldn't be anything universal. Personally, what I like in GNU/Linux is diversity, so why not to have Mono by default? Moreover, it's still a better option than Java in many aspects.

And we shouldn't compare C to C#. It's a better idea to compare C# to Java and CLR to JVM in my opinion.

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