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I am computer science student. After graduating, I have to make money from programming. Rigth now I am learning gtkmm programming ( Only God knows how much I love GTK+ ). If I Windows minded person, I will learn .NET stuff. I believe that most of Windows programmers pro .NET. But in Linux, you got what it called Mono. Unfortunately, after googled, diving into forums, not all Linux minded persons agree with Mono. You can say that about 50% - 50%. Some people say that it is Microsoft pirated things. Some says it make programming easier. And bla bla bla bla bla.
What do you think of Mono?
Should I learn it?
It looks interesting. But well, about 40-50% persons contra Mono!!!!!!!!!!!! I cann't believe it.
From a programmer's perspective, C# is a good language and .NET is a good framework. They're not the be-all and end-all of software development, but they're definitely worth learning. Given that, Mono is good by extension.
From a community standpoint, Mono is good because it helps bring people to the free software world. For a typical corporate Windows developer, Mono means that they no longer have to completely replace their existing skillset in order to move to Linux. It reduces the pain of switching and makes free software more attractive.
So, yeah, learn them. It certainly can't hurt anything. And you may be pleased to know that GTK# (the Mono GTK+ binding) is the "official" GUI toolkit for Mono on Linux. Monodevelop even includes a form designer for it.
When MS got busted in court with their "Embrace, Modify, Destroy" strategy against Sun, they came up with C# as an alternative Java killer. Can you in good conscience participate in achieving MS's goal.