Linux equivalents to Longhorn pillars

Longhorn (the long awaited next version of windows) includes various pillars.
The major areas are:

  • WinFX – Managed OO replacement for the Win32 api
  • Avalon – vector graphics based UI expressable in XAML
  • Indigo – communication stack (web services, remoting and some COM+)
  • WinFS – The really long awaited meta-data aware filesystem

In the same timeframe the linux world has

  • Mono – Open source implemnetation of .NET Framework
  • Cairo – SVG based graphics ui
  • Beagle – personal search tool to provide the benfits of WinFS

Mono is trying to investigate implementing Indigo. However this may have licencing issues.

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