| Just a question (not flamebait)…I am new to this topic….
What is so wonderful about Microsoft, .NET, and C#? In principal aren’t MS and Linux (and what they stand for) dire enemies?
I run a dual boot system (Win98SE and Debian Woody). Last time I went to Windows Update (nowhere near as smart as Debian’s apt/dpkg) it recommended I download a whopping 20MB+ patch to install support for the new .NET framework. “Not likely” I said exiting my browser.
I have a strong dislike for languages like Visual Basic etc that allow distribution of tiny files, yet the end-user need a big stack of runtime files (and various versions of). Although this isn’t too much different to Linux libraries, 20MB+ for .NET? No way!
Back to my original question? Why do people want it for Linux? Just curious?