About Mono

Mono, the open source development platform based on the .NET framework, allows developers to build Linux and cross-platform applications with improved developer productivity. Mono's .NET implementation is based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure.

Sponsored by Novell, the Mono project has an active and enthusiastic contributing community. Mono includes both developer tools and the infrastructure needed to run .NET client and server applications. It is positioned to become the leading choice for development of Linux applications.

Mono Feature Highlights

Runs on Linux, OS X, BSD, and Microsoft Windows, including x86, x86-64, ARM, s390, PowerPC and much more
Develop in C# 4.0 (including LINQ and dynamic), VB 8, Java, Python, Ruby, Eiffel, F#, Oxygene, and more
Binary Compatible
Built on an implementation of the ECMA's Common Language Infrastructure and C#
Microsoft Compatible API
Run ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Silverlight and Windows.Forms applications without recompilation
Open Source, Free Software
Mono's runtime, compilers, and libraries are distributed under OSI approved licenses and are available for dual-licensing
Comprehensive Technology Coverage
Bindings and managed implementations of many popular libraries and protocols


You can download Mono today and start using it !

About the Project

You can contact us for any questions, you can also read the project launch statement or visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

For details on the project's future direction, read the roadmap.

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