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 modmans2ndcoming on Sat 19th Dec 2009 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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perhaps I use silverlight so I can deploy my desktop app tot he web and transition to silverlight 4 and allow subscribers to my site to install it to their machines or use it on the webpage and access the data created from both locations in one place?

webbased desktop applications created through air, silverlight or even... HTML5 and javascript is the future of application delivery. People want access to their apps with or with out an internet connection, they like the feel of desktop apps, but they want the power of the web for information. Vendors in turn want a way to protect their product, offer services to their users in an inexpensive fashion and make money. Web based apps that can be installed to the desktop and feed the cloud answer this need.

BTW... Silverlight is on its way to the mobile world. The Pre and winmo already have it... Android is next when Eclair is available on most handsets by early next year. and as Mozilla recently said... appstores are going to die in the moble market because of the ability to deploy apps via mobile web pages using high speed javascript (and silverlight and flash).

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