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275: The History of GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin

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We talked with Miguel de Icaza last week at Microsoft Connect(); in New York City. Miguel gave us the backstory on how he’s been competing with Microsoft for most of his developer career, and he shares the history of GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin — and what led him to now work at Microsoft.


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Miguel is the creator of Gnome (a desktop environment for GNU/Linux), Mono (a cross platform open source .NET framework), and Xamarin (a platform to build iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows apps in C# and .NET) which was acquired by Microsoft in February 2016.

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