Why are we bringing VB to Linux?
Ada 95 is a much better language, and GNAT 3.13 brings it to Linux. GtkAda provides the GUI that is cross platform and open source. Ada has protected objects which makes concurrent programming almost easy. Why build programs that are not going to be reliable? Ada 95 is 30 times faster than Java (execution speed at run time) and further you can write Ada and then run it on Java byte code interpreters, it you are looking for Java Beans without errors in them.
As an older programmer (55)- I like having a good programming environment that isn't being changed by each vendor on each platform. As a person I like both Sister Hazel and Ada 95, you can keep the Beach boys and VB.