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Novell: Novell Announces Availability of Mono 1.0

Jun 30, 2004, 19:45 (4 Talkback[s])

"Novell today announced the availability of Mono 1.0, an open source development platform based on the .NET framework that allows software developers to efficiently build Linux and cross-platform applications to benefit their customers or co-workers. A community initiative sponsored by Novell, the Mono project makes it far easier to build and develop applications on Linux and other platforms, allowing developers to get software to market faster and more cost effectively.

"'Even as Linux grows on enterprise desktops, developing applications for the Linux desktop has been challenging because existing tools were extremely technical and complex,' said Miguel de Icaza, Novell vice president of development and founder of the Mono project. 'Mono is an extremely usable, commercial-grade development platform for Linux desktops and servers with a complete set of tools and APIs. It's based on published standards and proven programming languages and libraries, and Mono's cross-platform capabilities also extend to applications for Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS X and other flavors of UNIX...'"

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