Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:47 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux Linux is struggling on the desktop because it only has a small number of "great" apps, according to the Gnome co-creator. Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the Gnome desktop, told tech journalist Tim Anderson at the recent Windows 8 Build conference "When you count how many great desktop apps there are on Linux, you can probably name 10," de Icaza said, according to a post on Anderson's IT Writing blog. "You work really hard, you can probably name 20. We've managed to p*** off developers every step of the way, breaking APIs all the time."
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RE[3]: pretty biased
by fast_rizwaan on Fri 30th Sep 2011 04:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: pretty biased"
fast_rizwaan
Member since:
2010-09-01

Due to patents held by Microsoft on its .NET technology, the availability of two .NET implementations (Mono and DotGNU) under free software licenses doesn't mean that free software developers should, according to RMS, write code for the platform. His call on the free software community: "You shouldn't write software to use .NET. No exceptions." RMS says that Microsoft could one day use patents against free .NET implementations.

http://www.fsf.org/news/2009-07-mscp-mono

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RE[4]: pretty biased
by Einlander on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:04 in reply to "RE[3]: pretty biased"
Einlander Member since:
2009-07-08

So the Microsoft Community Promise dosent exist?
http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/programs/communit...


C# Language Specification - Ecma-334, 4th Edition and ISO/IEC 23270:2006



Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) - Ecma-335, 4th Edition and ISO/IEC 23271:2006

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RE[5]: pretty biased
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:10 in reply to "RE[4]: pretty biased"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So the Microsoft Community Promise dosent exist? http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/programs/communit... C# Language Specification - Ecma-334, 4th Edition and ISO/IEC 23270:2006 Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) - Ecma-335, 4th Edition and ISO/IEC 23271:2006


http://www.gnu.org/s/dotgnu/

DotGNU Portable.NET, an implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), more commonly known as ".NET", includes everything that you need to compile and run C# and C applications that use the base class libraries, XML, and Systems.Windows.Forms.


The Microsoft Community Promise certainly doesn't exist for Systems.Windows.Forms. I beleive also that it doesn't exist for .NET XML.

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RE[5]: pretty biased
by moondevil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:42 in reply to "RE[4]: pretty biased"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

So the Microsoft Community Promise dosent exist?
http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/programs/communit...


C# Language Specification - Ecma-334, 4th Edition and ISO/IEC 23270:2006



Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) - Ecma-335, 4th Edition and ISO/IEC 23271:2006


The problem is that those specifications only cover up to C# version 2.0 and CLI v 2.0. You are out of luck if you search for a language standard for newer C# versions or CLI.

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