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Miguel de Icaza: "We could refresh the look and feel of the entire desktop with Moonlight"

Translation: We'll try to make the whole desktop dependent on a MS standard.

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bogdanbiv

6 years 5 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago

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...and make Gnome a Microsoft (R) product in the process!

Wonderful, I left Windows because of .Net and now Miguel & Novell plan to bring it to Linux!
I'll be extra careful when checking that I have no piece of Mono on my PC.

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aboutblank

6 years 5 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago

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I'm confused

Your words imply that Mono is a Microsoft product. Why is Mono a Microsoft product? I thought that Mono was a Novell product.

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can.axis

6 years 5 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago

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.Net

Mono implements Microsoft .Net technologies. This choice is irrelevant for many hackers...

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aboutblank

6 years 5 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago

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I'm confused

The fact that Mono is an implementation of Microsoft's .Net platform means that Mono is a product of Microsoft?

Technology A, developed by Organisation B, is an implementation of Model C which is a product of Organisation D. Therefore, Technology A is a product of Organisation D. Are you seriously proposing this logic to me? This is faulty logic, the fallacy being non-sequitur logic.

Following this logic, is GNU dotNet a Microsoft product? Is GNU Classpath a product of Sun Microsystems? Is Mozilla's Firefox web browser mean that it is a product of Tim Berners-Lee? Are AMD's CPUs the product of the Intel corporation?

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can.axis

6 years 5 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago

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Ecosystem and Technology

> The fact that Mono is an implementation of Microsoft's .Net platform
> means that Mono is a product of Microsoft?

Novell Expands .NET Ecosystem with Mono. There are really better alternatives (and be less risky).

> [...] Are you seriously proposing this logic
> to me? This is faulty logic, the fallacy being non-sequitur logic.
> [...] is GNU dotNet a Microsoft product?

It's rather a combination of several logics here. I do not support GNU dotNet for one them, but don't use gnash for another (1)

> Is GNU Classpath a product of Sun Microsystems?

GNU don't need to Suck Ass, even under the banner of freedom...

> Is Mozilla's Firefox web browser mean that it is a product of Tim Berners-Lee?

I believe web standards are a good thing. Firefox rocks!

> Are AMD's CPUs the product of the Intel corporation?
That is outside my expertise, so I have nothing to say.

(1) -- Some quotes from RMS:

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TtfnJohn

6 years 5 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago

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Miguel and Desktops

As for remaking the desktop using Mono whether you like what they've done or not KDE has made the point moot by doing it all in C++ and a few scripting languages with a desktop that's both rethought and fast.

MONO and .NET can make many claims by speed isn't the first one that comes to mind. In fact it's almost the last.

Oh well, it's apparent that Miguel just loves Ballmer as a slow dance partner.

ttfn

John