[Mono-list] .NET User question

ENEA Gabriel eneag@infoiasi.ro
Wed, 4 Dec 2002 13:51:41 +0200 (EET)

MS.NET is free software, only the source code isn't free.

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Fergus Henderson wrote:

> On 04-Dec-2002, TP-Software <tpsoftware@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Mono, is it the same as .NET but for Linux ?
> To a first approximation, yes.
> But there are some important differences.
> > 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 ?
> > And vise versa if I compile it on Linux (Mono) should it run on Windows (.NET)
> In theory, yes, provided the application does not use native code
> and does not rely on any DLLs that use native code.
> > 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 ? 
> VB.NET applications rely on a DLL that probably uses native code.
> However, Mono might have a replacement for it.
> > And why is there a Win32 version of Mono ?? Can't we just use .NET ?
> Yes, but MS.NET isn't Free Software.
> So if there are bugs in it, you can't fix them.
> And you don't have the freedom to extend or improve it.
> -- 
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