Posted by: Anonymous
on October 08, 2008 10:57 PM
From what I can see, the people most excited about Mono are Windows users. As ip 126.96.36.199 pointed out, most Windows developers don't know/don't care. But Mono actually brings some significant ENHANCEMENTS that are not available from Microsoft. For example, the class libraries open up APIs that Microsoft WILL NOT let you have if you are developing on one of their lower end platforms. The fact that Mono and its compatibility tester allow a Windows (only) developer to ALSO potentially move their application to Linux or other OS's is just another plus. So most Mono users that I know ARE Windows folks... NOT Linux folks.
I say... more power to what Mono is doing... it's the BETTER .Net. And I think as the project moves forward, it's possible that the majority of Windows developers will consider Mono to be the PREFERRED .Net.