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04.20.07

Novell Brings .NET to Teenagers

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Mono, Novell, Windows at 4:38 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

In the past couple of months we have seen situations where Novell gives a boost to Mono and encourages .NET development. If you follow the trail of links, you will surely get the picture. Essentially, Novell promotes the Microsoft API. The following article is no exception:

Novell schoolbooks introduce tomorrow’s developers to Linux

Novell today announced a set of schoolbooks to teach open source, Linux and basic programming skills to children aged 13-16. The books are available now through the Novell Academic Training Partner programme.

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The ultimate goal of the series is to give students a solid grounding in programming using the Mono/C# framework.

Why on earth would Novell want to teach young people to program the ‘Microsoft way’? ‘Patents tax’ aside, this empowers Windows. It is yet another illustration backing the fact that Novell’s agenda does not align with that of the remainder of the GNU/Linux community. It is almost as though Novell seeks to make Linux merely a host of .NET applications. This is what some people speculated Microsoft would do in order to escape the problems of the inherently insecure and monolithic Windows kernel.

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  1. Viraptor said,

    April 21, 2007 at 3:57 am

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    Since when “using the Mono/C# framework” == “Microsoft way”?
    I’ve been using c# and monodevelop to write my progs for last couple of months and I don’t see any “Microsoft way” in it! Yes – as a matter of fact – they run on Linux, Windows and Mac without any changes – does this bother you? It makes me happy.
    Get over it people – c# is just another language and mono is just another framework. It became my language of choice and I don’t even have win. installed – where’s your MS way in it?
    Syntax? It’s cross between java and ecma – Oh my… it’s the first thing that MS actually got RIGHT!

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