My first taste of Monoppix was interesting this evening. For those not in the know, Monoppix is a Bootable CD version of Linux with the Mono Framework and tools pre-installed. This allows you to play around with the Mono tools on Linux without installing anything. It loads Linux directly from the CD and creates a RAM disk to store your data.
I found MonoDevelop pretty buggy in this version. I kept locking it up. If I knew how to disable help lookup and intellisense, it would probably be plenty stable. I’ll probably go back and play around with the MySql Managed provider at some point. Take a look if you have some extra time.