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Novell Moonlight 2.0 previews Silverlight on Linux

May 06, 2009, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"One of the things that I'm always been keen on asking Novell about in reference to their Microsoft related efforts is how close they are tracking the current leading edge of Microsoft's development. Since Silverlight itself is not being developed in the open, Novell is essentially following Microsoft's development lead in making Moonlight compatable. It's a fact that Novell is aware of and they are trying to keep the gap as minimal as they can.

"...Yes there is still a debate about the media codecs themselves which are still proprietary, even though Microsoft is making them freely available via Novell. Questions about Free Software purity aside, Moonlight is about enabling Linux users with the ability to view the same content as Windows users. With Moonlight in play, Microsoft can rightfully claim that Silverlight isn't just for Windows."

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