Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:58 UTC
Mono Project The Mono project has released Moonlight 2, the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. Moonlight allows Silverlight content to run on platforms that do not have an official Silverlight client, such as Linux and PowerPC Macs. Microsoft also expanded its patent agreement with Novell to cover all users of Moonlight, no matter the Linux version.
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by FunkyELF on Fri 18th Dec 2009 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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Woohoo! With Chrome I can run a NES emulator full speed! Yeah! My dual core 2GHz computer can finally emulate a Motorola 6502 based system in a web browser! I'm so impressed!

Wake up people, web browsers as a development platform suck. They were not made for applications and even less for games. HTML5 will not change that, it will merely add a few more features to the hackfest. Chrome might be faster than other browsers, but it merely reaches the level of a Pentium 100MHz (which could emulate the NES with full screen graphics and sound).

Silverlight is a much better platform to work with (as a developer) and it offers tons of great features; but yeah it's proprietary and it's a plugin so that really sucks.

In the end, they both suck, but for different reasons...

Couldn't agree more. Silverlight is just another Flash or Java Applet that won't run on my mobile web browser. If you need Silverlight for a web application you're writing perhaps it shouldn't be a web application.

I have a 3GHz Pentium 4 with HyperThreading and I can't visit websites with more than 2 embeded youtube videos (all the stupid compilations on digg "Top 5 Fails", "Top 10 MMA knockouts", etc).

I forsee abuse of HTML5. Look at this...

I saw some demo where they were playing an HTML5 video that had a green screen and using javascript to swap out the background. This crap doesn't belong in a web browser.

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