"Microsoft's reaction to Mono has been mixed, according to de
Icaza. "I guess it depends on who you ask. In some cases, of
course, they would rather have people stay on Windows," he said.
Microsoft is working with de Icaza and Novell on Moonlight, which
will enable applications built for Microsoft's Silverlight browser
plug-in to run on Linux. Moonlight 1.0, a more complete release
than what has been available, is set to be released by the end of