"Just when the Mono Project was beginning to gain traction,
along comes Sun Microsystems to take the wind from its sails. I
can't help but feel it's a mixed blessing.
"Mono gives Linux developers something they have never had
before. It's a full application development platform, based on a
fast runtime engine and virtual machine. It offers advanced, modern
features, including Just-in-Time compilation, the 'sandbox'
security model and automated memory management. It supports
multiple programming languages and it isn't tied to any one
processor. Best of all, it's fully open source..."