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CrossNet and EULA

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I'd like to run Paint.NET on Linux and am not satisfied with Paint Mono. I believe CrossNet (http://www.codeplex.com/crossnet) offers me a solution but fear its use would violate the Paint.NET EULA. If I understand what I read, CrossNet disassembles and decompiles .NET binaries, then emulates their functionality with different base class libraries. Can anyone suggest an alternative legal method to run Paint that doesn't require putting Windows on my box?

I was thinking about virtualizing ReactOS but they're, sadly, not far enough for .NET.

I've read the FAQ, please don't defer me.

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You may want to read the Paint.NET license as it's less strict than most commercial ones and may allow what you're trying to do. Although i'm not certain it will even work as Paint.NET uses reflection.

If you have a copy of Windows an alternative would be to run that in a virtual machine (assuming that doesn't count as running Windows on your box).

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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

In other words, go for it! And if you plan to redistribute the final product then include the copyright notice.


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I don't see any problem. However, 1) we can't help you with any troubleshooting, and 2) please don't report any "bugs" (I only support Windows + .NET).

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

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