GNOME moves to .NET I had lunch with someone who worked at Microsoft over the summer, and he was pretty candid about how the company openly, and routinely, plans to put competitors out of business and take over entire markets. .NET is their strategy to do this to the Internet, so I think Miguel de Icaza is dead wrong in porting GNOME to this platform. You can already do all .NET stuff with RPC and Perl, it's just a way for Microsoft to move developers (and applications) onto its API's which it will then change when appropriate. Miguel seems like a smart enough guy, so I'm pretty sure he's figured this out. Maybe he's cut a deal with Redmond.