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Moonlight is the official Silverlight implementation for Linux!

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    wkempf

    http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Sep-05.html

    All I have to say is wow!  I know there's a lot of people out there who are going to attack this ferociously from every angle.  After all, it's Microsoft, Novell and Mono, three entities that the OSS zealots love to attack.  But still, I'm impressed by Microsoft's move.  Instead of creating their own implementation that would compete with Moonlight, they actually endorse Moonlight as the OSS solution, and provide the needed collaboration to ensure compatibility.  Bold move, and I think the people in charge of all of this deserve some kudos!

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    littleguru

    Yeah! It's cool how the people around Moonlight did their work. Impressive. And it's a great move from MS to have it to be the "Silverlight" solution for Linux Smiley

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    GoddersUK

    Yay - Good move.

    There seems to be some sense going around in the software community at last.

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    Bas

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=339595

    Can we please keep the Silverlight posts in a single thread?  There are four of them on the first page right now.

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    wkempf

    Bas wrote:
    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=339595

    Can we please keep the Silverlight posts in a single thread?  There are four of them on the first page right now.


    1.  Post police drive me nuts.

    2.  That thread, though it mentions Moonlight, is about the Silverlight release.  This thread is focusing on Moonlight.  I don't see them as identical threads.

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    Bas

    wkempf wrote:
    
    Bas wrote:
    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=339595

    Can we please keep the Silverlight posts in a single thread?  There are four of them on the first page right now.


    1.  Post police drive me nuts.

    2.  That thread, though it mentions Moonlight, is about the Silverlight release.  This thread is focusing on Moonlight.  I don't see them as identical threads.


    Sorry for inconveniencing you so gravely.

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    intelman

    They should implement Silverlight at soapbox, and offer all HD resolution.

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    figuerres

    wkempf wrote:
    http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Sep-05.html

    All I have to say is wow!  I know there's a lot of people out there who are going to attack this ferociously from every angle.  After all, it's Microsoft, Novell and Mono, three entities that the OSS zealots love to attack.  But still, I'm impressed by Microsoft's move.  Instead of creating their own implementation that would compete with Moonlight, they actually endorse Moonlight as the OSS solution, and provide the needed collaboration to ensure compatibility.  Bold move, and I think the people in charge of all of this deserve some kudos!


    Yeah, supporting moonlight is a very good move IMHO also!

    just maby -- this can pave the way for a realy cool thing

    "Write Once, run anywhere" programming model

    Hmmm someone has done that before.... but not like this ....

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    figuerres

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    
    intelman wrote:
    They should implement Silverlight at soapbox, and offer all HD resolution.


    Microsoft should really drop use of Flash altogether if they are serious about this stuff. Lets see everything interactive (sans HTML) throughout Microsoft's part of the web implemented with Silverlight/Moonlight.


    I bet they will ... but it will take time... how many pages are on the microsoft farms.... I do not even want to guess but it's a big number..

    msdn, technet,msn, microsoft.com, and so on...

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    wkempf

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    
    intelman wrote:
    They should implement Silverlight at soapbox, and offer all HD resolution.


    Microsoft should really drop use of Flash altogether if they are serious about this stuff. Lets see everything interactive (sans HTML) throughout Microsoft's part of the web implemented with Silverlight/Moonlight.


    Replacing existing instances of Flash isn't productive.  However, from this point forward I'd hope Flash would be avoided.

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