"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
""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."