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The Mono Live LiveCD is a way for you to try out Linux, the Mono Framework, and the newest desktop applications without modifying your current computing environment.

What can I do?

This Live CD contains lots of exciting software. You can:

The i386 CD also contains the files necessary to install Mono on Windows computers. This allows you to expore the framework without installing a Linux desktop, and begin developing cross-platform applications with Mono and Gtk# today. Install now and get exclusive access to our online store with lots of great deals on iPad accessories, these used iPhone 6 and used iPhone 6 Plus

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To get started, download the Mono Live LiveCD ISO disc image from one of the links below.  Once you have obtained the ISO, burn it to a CD. Insert the CD, reboot your computer, ensure that in the BIOS the CD is used before your hard disk. You will be asked a few simple questions, and your desktop will soon be good to go.

Once the Live CD loads, you can find help getting started by opening the "Welcome" message in Tomboytomboy icon located in the tray in upper-right hand corner of the screen.

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For best results, download the torrent.  For BitTorrent instructions and to download the BitTorrent client,  go to the BitTorrent site.

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Just uploaded an Alpha release of Mono Live 1.1.13.  This release currently has only updated versions of the same software as the previous release.  If you have a project that runs on this version of Mono that you would like included on the final release of Mono Live 1.1.13, please contact us at monolive@arcfocus.com

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New this release, you can also try the Mono Live VMware Appliance using VMware Workstation or the free VMware Player.

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We have uploaded a new iso image of the Mono Live LiveCD.

This release sports the following updates:
•    Mono
•    Mono WinForms demos
•    ASP.NET 2.0 sSupport and demos
•    Banshee
•    Boo (0.5.6) and the MonoDevelop Boo Add-in

The following enhancements have been added to the Windows side of the disc:
•    Mono
•    SharpDevelop August Beta Refresh
•    The BOO Add-in for SharpDevelop (0.6)

A lot of effort has been put into ensuring that this release runs solidly; however, as this release is built on a pre-release distro (Ubuntu Breezy Colony5), it should be considered Beta Software.  Please post any suggestions, comments, questions, or issues in the Mono Live Forums.

There will be an updated final release shortly after the final release of Ubuntu Breezy.

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As you can see, we have updated the Mono Live site to reflect the style changes of the main Mono Project page.

We have also upgraded to the latest release of mojoPortal (Release 20050912).

Along with these changes, we have turned on this News feed, and have added a forums area for general discussions regarding the Mono Live LiveCD.  Stayed tuned here for more updates in the near future.


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