I’ve just put a Realtek 8169 gigabit card in Solo, as I suspect it’s the onboard Intel Pro 1000CT causing the crashes, as it used to with FC4.

I’ve decided that I’m going to learn C# properly, as in using Visual Studio 2005 instead of Mono, as you really can’t use the 2.0 framework from Mono (or VS.NET 2003 for that matter!).

I’ve just been playing with IronPython on Linux, I was quite impressed that it ran, let alone installed with a simple “yum install IronPython”, and you can create executables to run under Mono, I tried a few simple Python programs and they ran without change.

Update: I just tried a MSDN C# tutorial – what a load of rubbish, huge sections of code with no explanation, almost immediately after “Hello World!” you’re into classes, functions, file I/O, recursion, arrays….

Just updated to VMWare Server 1.01, which has been running Win2003R2 very well and Solo hasn’t crashed yet, maybe the new NIC has fixed it. It’s amazing the performance of VMWare with 1.5Gb of RAM, you would not know you weren’t using two computers over VNC or something!