Re: After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 08, 2008 10:44 PM
I don't think there are going to be many development environments that are going to excite the "home user". My mom to this day still refuses to get excited about Mono, .Net, Java, Python, Ruby, C, C++, or Perl.
The biggest place Mono can help are the hundreds of thousands of businesses who have written their internal apps in .Net. Without Mono, the barriers to switching to Linux are they have to rewrite all those apps. With Mono, those barriers are significantly reduced. (And if you've ever worked in a business, rewriting a business app is generally a non-starter, because you don't touch things that are working, and in many cases, the person who wrote it is gone, and no one knows how it works.)