"Mono is a .NET on Linux implementation and the new
version, released Monday, promises greater compatibility and better
performance for deploying .NET apps on Linux.
"Also, Novell is also releasing MonoDevelop 2.0, an improved IDE
(define) for building .NET applications. All told, the two new
releases continue Novell's push to ensure that Linux remains a
viable platform choice for .NET applications. The new releases come
on the heels of Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 release,
which includes for the first time commercial support for Mono.
""MonoDevelop 1.x was the basic foundation, but we knew it was
missing too many features," Miguel de Icaza, vice president of
development platforms at Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) and leader of the
Mono project told InternetNews.com. "The editing experience now is
night and day.""