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Some Linux backers upset about selection of Silverlight to stream Obama inauguration events

Jan 20, 2009, 12:02 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"Microsoft's cross platform Silverlight browser plug in supports Windows and Macintosh. The Mono project's Moonlight 1.0 -- an implementation of Silverlight for the Linux desktop, and the only open source version -- is in beta testing but the final code won't be released for several weeks. Moonlight 2.0, which incorporates many of the Silverlight 2.0 featutes, won’t be out until late 2009.

"Mono project chief and Novell vice president Miguel de Icaza said there might be a workaround -- but it's not certain."

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