i've been doing c# (breath of fresh air after 5 years with java) for a few months now, and most of that time was spent in vs.net
beautiful IDE, but only one shortcoming - wont work in linux. i've went thru many hoops trying to trick it and got close. but no bacon.
today i was at open source weekend (osw.ca) and was enlightened about something very interesting...
mono develop! its a split from sharpdevelop (which has its own issues and shortcomings), and its supposed to (someday) be a visual studio .NET equivalent for everybody else who doesnt get lucky with an academic license for a free copy of vs.net.
its very neat and works well (with the obvious problems a month old oss has).
just thought i should inform c# programmers out there anaware of this who might be interested in helping out with mono develop :)