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Can someone please give me step by step help on installing Visual Studio on Linux(Mandriva). I'm kind of new with Linux and will appreciate any help.
 
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Posted 14-Mar-11 12:59pm
Edited 14-Mar-11 13:07pm
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Solution 1

Read here and heed the advice given on that site: http://bytes.com/topic/unix/answers/868834-visual-studio-linux[^].
 
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Espen Harlinn at 15-Mar-11 4:47am
   
Seems like it can be done - there was a few links, like http://www.codeweavers.com/, that offers some hope - my 5
SAKryukov at 15-Mar-11 10:44am
   
Never tried but information is very interesting. My 5.
Taking into account you can use Mono and build Windows applications for Windows .NET, they will run on Linux without recompilation... One can develop, say, Forms applications (which are evil, of course, but...), as MonoDevelop does not have Designer for Forms...
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Solution 2

I think you would be much better off with MonoDevelop, see http://en.wiyipedia.org/wiki/MonoDevelop[^].
 
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Espen Harlinn at 15-Mar-11 4:48am
   
My 5 - and it even comes for free :)
SAKryukov at 15-Mar-11 10:40am
   
Thank you.
However, "There is no such thing as free variable" :-)
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Espen Harlinn at 15-Mar-11 12:06pm
   
TANSTAFL :)
SAKryukov at 15-Mar-11 13:07pm
   
Sorry, what language is this?
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Espen Harlinn at 15-Mar-11 14:01pm
   
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/TANSTAFL
SAKryukov at 15-Mar-11 15:59pm
   
Oh, I know! Thank you! By working in US I developed stable hatred to abbreviations... Who knows what I'm talking about will understand...
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Solution 3

OK, you cannot *directly* run Visual Studio on Linux. So you'll need some sort of virtualization software. If your end goal is to develop Linux apps on a Linux machine using Visual Studio, I would suggest these steps:
1. Download and install VirtualBox.
2. Install Windows inside VirtualBox and install guest extensions on it.
3. Install Visual Studio inside VirtualBox.
4. Install GCC and GDB on your Linux machine.
5. Install VisualGDB inside VirtualBox and follow this tutorial to make a simple Linux app from Visual Studio.
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