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AP/Boston Globe: Programmers Try to Build Bridge Between .Net, Linux

Jan 28, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A lot of people are watching Miguel de Icaza, a young Mexican programming whiz behind an unusual project he named 'Mono,' Spanish for monkey.

"Icaza's company, Ximian, has already produced software called Evolution that gives users of the free, open-source Linux operating system e-mail and calendar tools comparable to those that run on Microsoft's Windows operating system.

"With the Mono project, Icaza and about 130 other volunteer programmers are trying to break down the walls between Linux and Microsoft's new .Net software development platform.

"'I don't think it's ever going to wipe out Microsoft,' he said. 'But it's going to be a fairer universe...'"

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