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The Mono framework, a free system that lets users run Windows applications on other operating systems, including macOS, is allowing malicious attackers to infect Apple systems with Windows malware.

Published in Security

If Microsoft thought that selecting Nat Friedman to head its new acquisition, GitHub, would help burnish its open-source credentials, then it has made a big mistake.

Published in Open Sauce

GNOME desktop project co-founder Miguel de Icaza has finally reaped the benefits of being in bed with Microsoft, with the Redmond-based software behemoth buying Xamarin, de Icaza's company, for a sum said to be between US$400 million and US$500 million.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 10:09

Ubuntu to drop Mono from next release

The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution is unlikely to include Mono.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 12:40

Novell begins sacking staff

Under its new owner, Attachmate, Novell has begun sacking staff, with reports saying that 700 to 800 are being given pink slips.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:57

Canonical bid to profit from Mono app fails

A bid by Canonical to profit from the inclusion of the Mono-dependent music player Banshee in its next Ubuntu release has failed.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 04 November 2010 18:00

More Mono apps for next Ubuntu release?

Much has been written about the fact that the next version of Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, will switch its interface from GNOME to Canonical's own Unity interface.

Published in Open Sauce

The next version of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution will jettison the current default Mono-dependent image management and photo editing application, F-Spot, in favour of Shotwell.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:46

How Mono apologists drive developers away

When Hubert Figuiere, a developer who had lost his job with Novell in the first quarter of 2009, released the note-taking application Gnote on April 1 last year, one doubts that he had any idea about the kind of attacks which would be launched on him by Mono advocates and apologists.

Published in Open Sauce

Miguel de Icaza, a vice-president at Novell and the founder of the Mono project, made a number of statements recently that were diametrically opposed to all that he has said earlier about Microsoft's .NET development environment.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:40

Telling it like it is, the Allison way

He's the man with a conscience in the computer industry. Not too many of them around these days, an era when people attach the name "open source" to anything in a bid to attract funding.
Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 21 January 2010 07:07

LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono

Patents are the only threat that Microsoft can brandish against free and open source software and that is exactly why people should be wary of the Mono project, free software advocate and Samba hacker Jeremy Allison told a packed auditorium at the 11th LCA today.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:08

GNOME needs to get its act together

As the year ends, it is fair to say there have been many free and open source software organisations that have made rapid strides, not merely in 2009 but right through the noughties. But one organisation badly needs to get its act together.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 20 November 2009 05:07

Mono sinks its claws into Fedora

The latest release of Red Hat's community GNU/Linux distribution, Fedora, installs Mono and Windows.Forms by default from DVD, an Unix developer has found.

Published in Open Sauce
Samba and Mono differ in the ways the two projects have chosen to deal with software patents in the implementation, according to renowned Samba developer Jeremy Allison.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 05:13

CodePlex Foundation will help spread use of Mono

The appointment of Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza to the board of Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation has been done for one reason - the Foundation will serve as a handy vehicle to increase the use of Mono.
Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 08:26

MonoTouch brings .Net to the iPhone

Overnight, Novell announced the availability of MonoTouch which allows .Net developers to bring their tools and skills together to create iPhone applications

Published in Development
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 07:12

Much ado about nothing: C# use in open source

If one were to go by the amount of noise made by pro-Mono people regarding the superiority of the Microsoft clone which they love, one would conclude that C# is the programming language du jour. The reality appears to be somewhat different.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:01

Microsoft talks up Silverlight, Expressions updates

Microsoft's spruiking the advantages of the latest versions of its Silverlight and Expression web tools.

Published in Development
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:08

Mono project releases Moonlight 2 beta

Earlier this week, Novell’s Mono Project announced the availability of the beta of Moonlight 2 – a reimplementation of Silverlight for the Linux platform.

Published in Development
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