The people at CodeGear have done something cool: They now officially support the mono project, which supports a wide range of CPU architectures.
I was one of those that evaluated the Kylix product, and actually used it for production code (non-GUI, server side), which still runs. Kylix's main problem was, that it only supported i386, and the basic concept in Kylix did not indicate that this would change any time soon. It was really cool to use Kylix for non-GUI apps on Linux, because the apps were fast, the tool was productive, and everything worked with Unicode (utf-8). However, it was clear from the start that the concept was flawed, and I only used Kylix because there was no realistic alternative for that very special project.
Now, CodeGear delivers cross platform technology, supporting both Microsoft and Open Source platforms. This means that the king of GUI development now supports many kinds of server-side and embedded development, and that CodeGear has a cool platform for things to come. We can even make our source code run on a Mac or Nintendo Wii now.
This should not be considered to be a minor product. In order to exploit a business opportunity, you need to be in a position from where you can do it, and Delphi Prism seems to provide a good position for Embarcadero.