[Mono-list] Re: .NET User question

Freddy BL freddy_bl@hotmail.com
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 10:16:27 +0000


>Mono, is it the same as .NET but for Linux ?

Yes. But there existing not all classes like that for Windows. And there 
existing other classes, which dont exists in Microsofts .NET-Framework.

>I mean when I compile a .NET application on Windows (Let's say a basic
>console application, not yet a winforms application),
>should it then run on Linux without any problem ?

Thats right. If the needes .NET-classes are reimplemented, than it run on 

>And vise versa if I compile it on Linux (Mono) should it run on Windows

Thats correct.

>If so, does that mean I can take a compiled VB.NET console application
>(which does exactly the same as the previous app) and
>run it in Linux ?


>And why is there a Win32 version of Mono ?? Can't we just use .NET ?

Mono is platformindependent - .NET isn't.
So, Mono exists for Solaris/Sparc, Linux/x86, Linux/ppc, .. etc... _and_ for 
But on Windows you don't need Mono. It is only for developer of Mono to make 
it more platformindependent.


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