As I mentioned before, my friend Rick picked up a Mac Mini the other day. I had mentioned some development environments for use with the Mac that are fairly popular. I want to get a Mac myself, and probably will at some point in the future, but there is one small problem… I’m a .NET DEVELOPER! What can I do? Well, there are a couple of things, actually. Mono is a third party implementation of C# (according to the ECMA standards) and a .NET compiler / runtime environment. Mono is interesting because the development is sponsered by Ximian, which is owned by Novell. There’s some very serious development going on with Mono, as it has become the defacto non-Windows implementation of .NET. There is Portable.NET, but Mono seems to be the leader. Going to have to check it out.