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Jun 26, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Many .NET developers, accustomed to Microsoft's Windows-only development tools' capabilities, are quite surprised when they learn that .NET is platform-independent. But it's true. You can compile and execute .NET assemblies on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows. Currently, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX, and numerous flavors of Unix/Linux can be happy homes for your .NET binaries.

"Even after developers are made aware of .NET code's cross-platform capabilities, they often assume that the scope of platform-independent .NET development is limited to little more than 'Hello World' console applications. Here's the reality. Today, you can build production-ready assemblies that make use of ADO.NET, Windows Forms (in addition to alternative GUI toolkits such as Gtk#), ASP.NET, and XML Web services..."

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