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New Debian image with Armel and Mono-complete is available

There are lot of people who do .NET programming and the Linux alternative MONO. For some weird reason MONO is not working on armhf default Debian distribution which we use (as armhf performs better we ignored so far armel).

Debian 6, sluggish and slow due to Mono

I have been playing around with Debian 6 for the past two weeks and overall quite happy with Debian but have noticed a slight sluggish feel when working with Gnome. (eg compared to Fedora 14)

Running ASP.NET Applications in Debian and Ubuntu

Mono is an open-source project providing the necessary software to develop and run .NET client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix. Monodevelop is probably the best IDE for developing .NET applications on Linux. In order to install and use it for development, you will also need the Mono .NET […]

Of Debian and Mono

Some time ago, the Debian Developers decided to include Mono in the default Debian installation. This move was controversial, and provoked a discussion. After considering the different opinions, I decided to voice mine.

Mono: Why is Debian resorting to spin?

Gone are the days when the Debian GNU/Linux Project had a spokesman whose utterances could be taken at face value.

Microsoft promises no patent prosecution of open-source .NET

Microsoft is promising not to pursue patent claims against Linux and open-source software using the open-source implementation of .NET, Project Mono.

LiveJournal + Debian = Fail

Oh my LiveJournal drama. If you think blogs are nasty, LiveJournal + Debian stuff is really bad. Anyway, there are some Q&A offered up, which someone requested I look at. Time to dive in.

Debian developer clarifies Mono position

Alexander Reichle-Schmehl, a Debian developer who stated Debian’s position on Mono in the default Debian install last week, has clarified his statement on the issue in a new posting.

Debian accepts Mono applications

ALL IS NOT WELL in Debian land as the venerable free software project has decided to accept Mono-based applications despite a warning issued by bearded GNU guru Richard Stallman.

Debian plans draw sharp warning from GNU guru

As the Debian project releases a second update of its Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”) distribution, a controversy has broken out over the next version, “Squeeze.” GNU guru Richard Stallman has warned that by including a Mono-based note-taking application called Tomboy, Debian runs the risk of Microsoft litigation over C# patents.

On Debian and Mono

Lately, the typical flamewars that consume the Debian mailing lists have spilled over into the Linux subreddit. Like a moth to a flame, I am attracted to such flamewars, simply because I find them amusing for brief periods of time. No, they don’t provide information–flamewars are utterly devoid of such things.

RMS says Debian Mono decision ‘risky’

The founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Matthew Stallman, has termed Debian’s decision to include Mono as part of its default desktop task a move that “leads the community in a risky direction.”

Mono Part of Debian’s Default Desktop Install?

We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now?

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