And yes, you can run Unix commands from the Windows console or Unix shell.
I like Mono, I really do, however it's always playing catch-up, it's by it's very nature it's always going to be one step behind Microsoft.
Reminds me of OO.org and MS Office. Or even the Linux desktop GUI and Windows.
I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman