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
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.
SOURCE Mainsoft Corporation