"In the Linux desktop world, there's widespread sentiment that
high-level language technologies such as garbage collection,
sandboxed code, and so forth would be valuable to have and
represent an improvement over C/C++.
"Several desktop projects are actively interested in this kind
"GNOME: many developers feel that this is the right
"Mozilla: to take full advantage of XUL, it has to support more
"OpenOffice.org: has constantly flirted with Java, and is
considering using Java throughout the codebase
"Evolution: has considered writing new code and features in
Mono, though they are waiting for a GNOME-wide decision
"Just these four projects add up to probably 90% of the lines of
code in a Linux desktop built around them..."