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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Department "Novell Inc" Helps Zune, Spreads .NET

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Department "Novell Inc" Helps Zune, Spreads .NET
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:52:59 +0100
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iPhone developer ports game to Zune HD in a mere 12 hours

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| A few days ago, Novell unveiled its new 'MonoTouch' SDK to 
| be used for developing iPhone applications in .NET...
| The developer, Foundation42, posted their milestone via 
| Twitter, showing the power of Novell's new SDK and what can 
| be achieved with it. The game that was ported is called 
| WordMonger, and was displayed on a YouTube video which we 
| have included below. Many have questioned Microsoft's games 
| which were included with the Zune HD, as (although they're 
| free) they display a short ad each time they are launched.


CodePlex Foundation will help spread use of Mono

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| The appointment of Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza to 
| the board of Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation has been done 
| for one reason - the Foundation will serve as a handy 
| vehicle to increase the use of Mono.
| [...]
| Wouldn't that mean less time can be devoted to developing 
| applications for Linux? After all, the same developers are 
| writing the code for both ports, aren't they?
| Bingo, the magician arrives, Miguel with his magic Mono 
| wand. No problem, says de Icaza, just switch to Mono. Then 
| you can code just once and it will run on both Windows and 
| Linux.



NOME in .NET? â Not on my desktop!

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| I believe the weapon of Mono is to âget Linux users hookedâ to the .net
| environment, always offering the superior and more mature version on the
| Windows platform.  Just like when you first tried alcohol you would probably
| start off on lighter products until you acquired a taste for it, progressing
| later in life to liking stronger spirits.  With Windows having
| the âdefinitive versionâ and users hooked or caught in the .net, Microsoft
| could effectively remove or hold to ransom the addiction of using .net from
| non-Windows users.  Just an idea, but from a PR standpoint IMO  it would seem
| far more viable than MONO being used to trick people into installing
| Microsoft patent infested code.

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