Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, The-Source.com investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE: SW Patents
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 13th Dec 2010 20:42 UTC in reply to "SW Patents"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Calling Lindows a competitor is being too kind. It was a scummy outfit with a crappy Linux distro. It was one of those cases where the law was with Lindows, but the moral high ground was with Microsoft.

Lindows was supposed to be a miraculous Linux based Windows clone that was 100% compatible with windows applications. It was non free ( $50- $100 yearly) linux distro that sucked.

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RE[2]: SW Patents
by Elv13 on Tue 14th Dec 2010 22:04 in reply to "RE: SW Patents"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Well, it has some good feature (Linspire), but it was OpenSourced too late. It really had some of Windows good features and discoverability of new apps directly in the app (and an app store). But the fork of Mozilla/OpenOffice/KDE was terrible.

Now, Xandros+Linspire seem even more doomed than ever.

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