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Novell Brings .NET to Teenagers

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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