Linux question

Can someone with Linux, say Ubuntu, write a program that will run on Windows?  What programming language would they use?
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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TheTullCommented:
Sure, you can use Java, C++, pretty much anything that's not an exclusive Microsoft framework.  Why do you ask?

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wesly_chenCommented:
Perl, Python, PHP, Java, which are cross-platform programming language.
AriMcCommented:
Mostly it is not a question of programming language but the compilers, their dialects and libraries used in the process. There are several multi-platform frameworks available to ease the pain that also offer a lot of multi-platform GUI, such as wxWidgets:

   http://www.wxwidgets.org/


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EW_n_sigintCommented:
any language you can support, including the .net ones with mono develop. Take the source code and then compile it on a windows box with visual studio or such
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
I ask because I'd like to get familiar with Linux and I'm a VB.net programmer.  I have a Ubuntu CD laying around and a spare HD that I could throw into my laptop...
wesly_chenCommented:
.Net programmer.
Then you might want to know the Mono
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/install-monodevelop-on-ubuntu-linux/
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Very helpful!  Thank you.
EW_n_sigintCommented:
yes, basically any language you can support on the machine will work, with all of the common ones being a breeze.
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