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The Great 'Race to Linux'

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How long does it take a .NET developer to write a Linux application? The Race to Linux project aims to find out.

Race to Linux was announced Wednesday at the Microsoft (Quote, Chart) Professional Developers Conference. The challenge for developers is to port any existing ASP.NET application to Linux using any cross-platform tool of choice, including Mono, Grasshopper and PHP. The winner of each of three races will win an xBox 360.

Chris Maunder, co-founder of The Code Project, a community site for .NET developers and one of the organizers of Race to Linux, said that one in five Code Project community members also works with Linux, while 16 percent use Java.

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