2) I have a mediocre home laptop. 1.66 GHz dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Visual Studio Express wasn't helping me achieve efficiency (while working, it would easily hog all the resources).
And this is the blog which helped me actually configure mod_aspdotnet on Apache HTTPD http://weblogs.asp.net/israelio/archive/2005/09/11/424852.aspx
It has only been few weeks since I first started experimenting with Mono, so not all information above might be accurate. There could be omissions or oversights on my part. I would be more than glad if anyone points those out, and helps me move ahead.