Mono is a software framework built as an open-source and free alternative to the .NET Framework. The team tries to achieve as much compatibility with the .NET framework as they can.
With Microsoft open-sourcing the .NET Core in 2016, Mono can support the vast majority of the core functionality with relative ease. Additionally, Mono is now actively maintained by Microsoft’s .NET Foundation and their subsidiary Xamarin.
Thanks to Mono being open-source, it has become the go-to way of utilizing software built open the .NET Framework on Linux systems like Raspberry Pi OS and Ubuntu.
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