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Mono outpaces Java in Linux desktop development

Jul 09, 2009, 18:33 (17 Talkback[s])
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"He cited Mono applications, including the Banshee music player, the GNOME Do desktop search tool, and the Tomboy note-taking application as examples of Mono applications that have no Java counterpart equivalent in popularity.

"The Mono project is an open-source implementation of Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), a technology that was created by Microsoft and subsequently standardized by ECMA and ISO International. Microsoft supports the Mono effort with technological assistance.

""Mono is clearly more popular than Java. I've been using desktop Linux as my primary desktop for three to four years, and use just a handful of Java apps day to day," O'Grady said."

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