Monday, August 31, 2009

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.

- Jeff


At 8/31/2009 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I like mono, but every time someone says something good about it, controversy ensues.

The java thing is especially funny given that mono/ikvm allows C#/java to operate in the same runtime.

At 8/31/2009 09:14:00 PM, Blogger Jeff Harrison said...

If people are developing efficiently in Mono and we see more and more Mono-based applications, something must be working eh?


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