Not all .Net developers are writing Windows apps. Some (besides Miguel de Icaza and his merry band of Mono folks) may be interested in writing Linux, Unix and Mac OS X apps, too. On November 10, Novell rolled out the final version of a new Visual Studio add-on aimed at these developers.
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Big Blue is taking a new approach to try to lure Linux customers to its Power-based servers.
According to Gartner, by 2008, 60% of large enterprises with 500 or more employees will have migrated 80% of their Unix-based applications to Linux.
Macworld: Apple will integrate its new open-source browser, Safari, into Mac OS X. There is also the promise of an X11 windowing system that would enable Macs run Unix and Linux apps
Despite potential legal problems, Ximian's Mono Project is moving along in its quest to create tools to allow developers to write .Net apps that will run on Linux, Windows and possibly Unix systems.
Big Blue is trying to put a happy face on its 64-bit Unix strategy. But many people still are hopping mad over how IBM is handling the morphing of Project Monterey into AIX 5L, an upcoming operating system that's supposed to run Linux, SCO UnixWare and IBM AIX apps.
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