writes "Ivan is the creator of Lancelot the application launcher which is used in a majority of GNU-Linux distributions. He says in an exclusive interview with Muktware — Personally, I never cared much about .NET (and thus Mono) for one simple reason — it wasn't created due to a market demand, it wasn't born because it was really needed. .NET was created only as a competitor to existing solutions, namely Java.
In the Free world, we have a huge variety of programming languages, enough to never get a desire to even look at Mono. My preferred choice is always C++, and sometimes Scala if I want to feel peculiar. Apart from those two, I find C, Python and Java to be rather popular choices."Link to Original Source