Never mind, mono is available in the ubuntu repository it just wasn't called "mono".
You can find it by installing mono-2.0-runtime and you should get all the dependencies required to run .net apps on your plug.
The only disappointment so far is there doesn't seem to be an assembler in the repo for use with the ahead of time compilation so that adds a bit of overhead to your app.
Kinda of feels weird writing apps for linux, in windows on a mac.
Pauldy - Very good news to me. This is exactly what I was looking for.
** What ubuntu version did you try this?
If you have a page to show how to install that version will be great. I want to create a document/wiki with all the steps needed for a noob like me to setup/deploy .net programs.
** did you do a 'apt-get mono-2.0-runtime' ?
** do you know how difficult will be to compile mono 2.4 for the plug?
Thanks for your help.