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Fedora™ 7 Unleashed by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson

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Chapter 29. Mono

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Why use Mono?

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Mono on the command line

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Building on Mono’s libraries

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Although Microsoft intended it for Windows, Microsoft’s .NET platform has grown to encompass many other operating systems. No, this isn’t a rare sign of Microsoft letting customers choose which OS is best for them—instead, the spread of .NET is because of the Mono project, which is a free re-implementation of .NET available under the a GPL license.

Because of the potential for patent complications, it took Red Hat a long time to incorporate Mono into Fedora, but it’s here now and works just fine. What’s more, Mono ...

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