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  • Question

  • Can i use .net framework in  other operating systems, like Linux or Apple/Macintash?
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:23 PM

Answers

  • .NET is typically a Windows based framework/runtime.

    There was the MONO project (http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page) that was started to have similar framework on other platforms.  Never used it though so don't know how good it is.  When I get my new computer with Windows 7 and a flavour of Linux I'll let you know.

    Anyone else used it?

    Andez
    Andez
    Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:25 AM
  • Hello,

    As Andez mentioned, the third-party Mono Project has been developing an open source implementation of the ECMA standards that are part of .NET Framework, as well as most of the other non-ECMA standardized libraries in Microsoft's .NET. The Mono implementation is meant to run on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, BSD, HP-UX, and Windows platforms.

    Here are some userful tips you can refer to:
    http://monodevelop.com/
    http://www.mono-project.com/Supported_Platforms
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cross-platform/introtomono2.aspx

    This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.
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    Friday, October 2, 2009 3:21 AM
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All replies

  • .NET is typically a Windows based framework/runtime.

    There was the MONO project (http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page) that was started to have similar framework on other platforms.  Never used it though so don't know how good it is.  When I get my new computer with Windows 7 and a flavour of Linux I'll let you know.

    Anyone else used it?

    Andez
    Andez
    Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:25 AM
  • Hello,

    As Andez mentioned, the third-party Mono Project has been developing an open source implementation of the ECMA standards that are part of .NET Framework, as well as most of the other non-ECMA standardized libraries in Microsoft's .NET. The Mono implementation is meant to run on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, BSD, HP-UX, and Windows platforms.

    Here are some userful tips you can refer to:
    http://monodevelop.com/
    http://www.mono-project.com/Supported_Platforms
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cross-platform/introtomono2.aspx

    This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Send us any feedback you have about the help from MSFT at EMAIL GONE.
    Friday, October 2, 2009 3:21 AM
    Moderator