Moonlight (Silverlight for Linux) is available now

By Kip Kniskern | In News | Posted May 14, 2008 2 comments

moonlight icon In another “not quite Windows Live but still cool” post, Moonlight, an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for Unix systems, is now available in both Silverlight v1.o and 2.0 builds.  Silverlight, while it still has a long way to go to become as widely adapted as Adobe’s Flash, is leading the charge for Microsoft to become a more open eco-system for development.  Moonlight is not a Microsoft project, but Microsoft has been working together with Mono,  an open source project sponsored by Novell, to develop and run .Net client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix, to make a Linux version of Silverlight happen.

While many pundits seem to be stuck in a “Microsoft isn’t open” mode, many indications are that the company has turned a corner, and with Silverlight, and Live Mesh, and the Windows Live platform, seems to be moving toward, if not actually embracing, a more open attitude.  Recent announcements by Google, Yahoo,  MySpace, and Facebook also indicate a general trend toward opening up the software world. 

(via Rohan Thomas)

Posted May 14th, 2008 at 3:58 am
Category: News
Tags: Silverlight
  • Mephiles

    Couldn’t thy use a better logo?

  • Avatar X

    @Mephiles:

    if you design one for them that is better but fits their overall style, then it would be replaced with that logo.

    and glad that Miguel finally managed to ship it and on time. he said that at this moment they are 6 months behind of the Windows Silverlight 2.0 release.

    but they finished silverlight 1.0. still quite a feat. and it also includes the fact that Moonlight already works like Adobe AIR in mono, because you can create desktop apps with it (desklets).