Mono more popular than Java on Linux
For a long time the Linux desktop and Java were like Starbucks and coffee. But according to SDTimes last month, "Mono—the open-source runtime for .NET applications—is stealing some of the thunder from Java applications for the Linux desktop. Recent Linux distros have featured new .NET consumer applications that run under Mono. Part of the reason is that the distributions contain up-to-date Mono development tools, while their Java tools are obsolete."
When it comes to desktop Linux applications, "Mono is clearly more popular than Java," said RedMonk analyst Stephen O'Grady. For those that don't know - Mono is a cross platform, open source .NET development framework.