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And no self-respecting developer would ever use Mono on nix anyway because the nix tools run circles around anything .NET/Mono.

mono works fine on nix systems (little bit of tweaking with grsec), a friend has developed a few programs that he has deployed to nix systems without any issues. Initially I was quite anti it, but what the heck, if it works it works.

I knew this would be downvoted by the predominantly Windows users here but, if they knew anything about *nix, they wouldn't do that.

You were downvoted because you made an argument without supporting it, and you were downvoted again because you complained about being downvoted and still didn't provide support for your argument.

From what I gather, HN isn't so much about being part of an "in-crowd" where you "just know" the way things are. You need to be willing to explain your arguments, otherwise you're just a snob.

I once worked on a virtual usb device project on linux with Mono, at least ioctl and pointers work well for me. Use Java for this? No...

Moreover, for maximum performance, mono provides facilities for users to embed native code into the runtime, much faster than Pinvoke.

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