The Fedora 12 Constantine GNOME Live CD is Mono free, but installing GNOME from the DVD pulls in not only Mono itself, but also support for Windows.Forms (
mono-winforms), which is outside the ECMA standard (and not covered under Microsoft’s horribly inadequate Community Promise).
While Constantine no longer includes Tomboy, it does still include F-Spot which is a .NET application.
Mono can be removed and blocked by running the following commands as root:
yum erase -y mono-\*
sed -i '/^\[main\]$/a exclude=mono-\*' /etc/yum.conf
I take back what I said earlier about Fedora protecting our freedom..
Update: Users can, of course, select the “Customize Now” button during installation and remove Mono/F-Spot, etc to ensure it’s not installed in the first place.