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Mono: Does Anybody Want It?

Dec 08, 2007, 13:00 (56 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Schley Andrew Kutz)

"When you think mono, you think tired. You think sleepy. You think shut-yourself-up-in-your-bedroom-for-two-weeks-and-snooze-like-Rip-Van-Winkle. You get the idea.

"But that is not how it should be. Mono isn't boring. Mono should excite people! I am speaking, of course, of the open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework. It should make them stand up and say, 'Wow! Here is one of the most interesting projects I've seen in a long time in the wonderful world of Linux.' And yet, this is not the case. People are taking their prescription sleep aids, turning off their cell-phones and settling down for a long winter’s nap. So why is it that one of the most ambitious projects that I have ever laid eyes on is not garnering more enthusiasm...?"

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