graeme_p - 7:47 am on Dec 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
another is required as a local web site test server (my online web server is windows)
Why not use a VM?
Don't use asp or Windows servers. The web was created on Unix and runs on Unix. ASP is a paid for app that people use to do what *nix people do for free.
So you are suggesting he re-writes an existing site? That tends to be expensive and risky.
I do not see what is wrong with Mono: its not something I use, but, apart from the risk of submarine patents, I do not see what is objectionable. Its just another VM like Java.