Novell Launches Mono 2.0

Waltham, MA-based Novell said today that Mono 2.0, an updated version of the company’s open-source platform for building and running applications based on the Microsoft .NET framework, is now available to developers. Using the new version of Mono, companies can make .NET applications run on Linux, Solaris, Unix, and even Macintosh operating systems as well as Windows. Mono 2.0 allows programmers to “write their applications once and run them on any OS platform, dramatically increasing portability and expanding their market reach,” said Miguel de Icaza, originator of the Mono project and vice president of Development Platforms at Novell, in the company’s announcement.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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