"Mono (a free implementation of Microsoft's .Net) is one of the
most controversial projects in the Linux world. And, whether one
likes it or not, it is becoming incredibly important as more and
more applications on the Gnome desktop (Tomboy and F-Spot jump to
mind) are written with Mono.
"And, with the 2.0 release bringing support for major portions
of .Net 2.0, this is a fairly big moment. One where bringing many
Windows applications to Linux is becoming much easier.
"Add to that the 1.0 release (and soon the 2.0) of MonoDevelop
earlier this year, making Mono development much easier (one does
need a good IDE after all!), Mono is just going to get more