Mainsoft, Novell, IBM, and DevX Announce 'Race to Linux 2.0'

Cross-platform Competition Challenges Visual Studio Developers to Take

ASP.NET 2.0 Apps to Linux

Mar 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from Mainsoft Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 /PRNewswire/ --
      What:     Registrations are now open for the "Race to Linux(R) 2.0,"
                hosted by DevX, a division of Jupitermedia, and sponsored by
                Mainsoft, Novell, and IBM.
                The 3-series Race to Linux 2.0 challenges Visual Studio
                developers to experiment with .NET 2.0-to-Linux porting
                options.  DevX will announce the target applications at the
                beginning of each race.  More than 100 developers have
                registered to date.
                The first developer to deliver the application running
                successfully under SUSE Linux on an IBM System x will win a
                Nintendo Wii and games package.   Additionally, a Nintendo Wii
                will be awarded to the first correct entry that uses Mono and
                to the first correct entry that uses Mainsoft Grasshopper,
                regardless of whether these entries are the first entries
                Step-by-step tutorials, enterprise case studies, performance
                studies, and a roundtable discussion with Jeff Smith, Vice
                President, Open Source and Linux Middleware at IBM; Miguel de
                Icaza, Vice President of Developer Platforms at Novell; and
                Yaacov Cohen, President and CEO of Mainsoft regarding the use
                of cross-platform .NET in the enterprise are available on the
                Race to Linux 2.0 portal.
      When:     Race #1:  Friday, March 23rd at 5:00 p.m. (PST)
                Race #2:  Friday, March 30th at 9:00 a.m. (PST)
                Race #3:  Friday, April 6th at 5:00 p.m. (PST)
      Where:    To learn more about the race and to register, go to
      Why:      According to a recent survey conducted by The Code Project, a
                virtual community of 3.9 million Visual Studio developers, 26
                percent of Visual Studio developers use Linux development
                technologies, and 25 percent use Java.  This compares to 31
                percent of Visual Studio developers who reportedly use Visual
                Basic .NET.
                DevX is hosting the Race to Linux 2.0 to encourage Visual
                Studio developers to experiment with .NET-to-Linux porting
                options and share best practices in taking ASP.NET 2.0
                applications to Linux and open systems.
      Press Contact:
      Danielle Mathews
      Mainsoft Corporation

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