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 StephenBeDoper on Sat 19th Dec 2009 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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"Wow. The future of computers... a game running at 12fps on my machine that is nearly 2 decades newer than the Amiga the game originally debuted on.

Why is the majority of the world convinced that everything should be in a browser? I'll never know...

Yeah. You stole my thoughts. Someone should write a big philosophical editorial about the big and devastating regression that the "web 2.0" has brought.

You say that like it's a bad thing ;) Look how far we've come: 15 years ago, if you wanted to take part in an online discussion, there was Usenet - where you had a measly 2 or 3 levels of abstraction (a NNTP client, running on your OS, running on top of your hardware).

But today, to do the same thing, you get 5 or 6 levels of abstraction (web-based forum software using an API implement in JaS, executed by the JS interpreter of your browser, running on your OS, on top of your hardware). That's progress, right?

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