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I've seen somewhere that MonoDev is allowing that, but when I installed Ubuntu and MonoDev I did find only MVC1 as an option for project to create. So maybe someone does know if it really is supporting ASP.NET MVC3 (C#) and if it is then how to set it up. Also, what about DB? Will I be able to run apps that require Linq2SQL model data-binder?

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yes it is possible to run mvc3 apps on linux box.

See for details

It's not very easy or pleasant process since you will need to install mono 2.10.4 or above. (install guide

AFAIK LinqToSQL will not work, however you can use some alternatives like Nhibernate or something simplier like Massive or ServiceStack.OrmLite - not to mention all of which will let you use some linux DB engine like PostgreSQL or MySql.

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I strongly recommend ServiceStack.OrmLite as an data access alternative: – tomaszkubacki Feb 13 '12 at 9:44

I use a mono-dll I am making, it seems to work fine with MySQL Connector/Net

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Server (Server)
MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard (Workstation)
Mono Runtime:
    Mono 2.11.4 (master/417ec78)
    GTK 2.24.11
    GTK# (
    Package version: 211040000

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