Can I connect to a Ubuntu server, that is running MySQL using ADO.NET or do I need a special driver?
You'll need the MySQL Connector/NET ADO.NET driver.
Once installed, it behaves almost identically to Microsoft's native
System.Data.SqlClient. Instead of importing that namespace, use MySQL's:
using MySql.Data.MySqlClient; ... MySqlConnection DB = new MySqlConnection("SERVER=...");
Basically, just prepend
My where you'd use any of the MS