"The rest of the so-called improvements can be seen in this
Novell release. But bear in mind that several of these "delights"
cannot be experienced unless you are willing to risk patent
problems and leave Mono on your system.
"Here's a quote that says it much better than I ever could:
"Mono is all about getting existing Windows applications, and their
Microsoft-proprietary dependencies, installed on to your Linux
system, so that you will in the near future require a paid-for
license from Microsoft to run programs on your Linux system."