Moonlight 2.0 Now in Beta

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Moonlight, the Linux implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight technology, has just hit another milestone: version 2.0 (beta). This latest update follows the Moonlight preview originally released in May. If you were already running the preview release, you’ll be prompted to update the next time you launch your web browser.

The version number, “2.0,” means that Moonlight is now compatible with all Silverlight 2.0 websites on the net. Although Silverlight 3.0 has already been released, it will take time for it to be fully adopted notes Mono project founder Miguel de Icaza on his blog. With this version of Moonlight, says de Icaza, users will be able to access “most Silverlight content out there today.”

You can download Moonlight as either a Mozilla plugin for Linux systems running on x86 or x86-64 or you can access the Moonlight source code. For more details on the release, check the Beta 1 Release Notes.

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