Mono brings Visual Basic Programming to Linux
Say what you will about Visual Basic, but many people (especially in enterprises) use it for developing applications. Anything that results in more applications on Linux is a good thing. Read the news of the new compiler brought to us by Novell.
“From its inception, the Mono project has focused on creating a development framework that allows .NET software to run across all the leading server and client platforms” stated Miguel de Icaza, vice president of developer platforms at Novell and founder of the Mono project. “The delivery of the Visual Basic compiler is a key step forward in this process. Now, developers do not need any Linux expertise to create applications that will run easily on Linux.”