Will Mono Become the Preferred Platform for Linux Development? (O'ReillyNet)
Posted Mar 12, 2004 20:41 UTC (Fri) by crankysysadmin
In reply to: Will Mono Become the Preferred Platform for Linux Development? (O'ReillyNet)
Parent article: Will Mono Become the Preferred Platform for Linux Development? (O'ReillyNet)
As far as I can tell, the only thing Mono has going for it that's at all convincing is Miguel de Icaza. In my opinion, even if license-wise Mono isn't as dangerous as it seems (as de Icaza says in the article), PR-wise it is extremely silly for Linux.
Sorry to be marketing-oriented for a minute, but the whole hearts and minds argument (unfortunately) really does carry weight. If M$ is still perceived to be the industry leader behind which Linux follows/must follow, why would anyone ever switch to Linux?
Not to mention that a development platform can be as cool as you want, but if it's bloated it will allow bad developers to write seethingly bad code. Can't we come up with a development platform that to a greater extent forces people to bring a freaking clue to the party? I mean, I'd use a Mono app if Miguel wrote it, but not the guys I work with. Same with Java.
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