Moonlight : The Silverlight Version for Linux

Microsoft has been making moves to fit in to the computing ecosystem . Several of the notable development in this area includes the Windows Live Platform , Live Mesh and recently Moonlight.

Moonlight is an open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight web application platform. It's built on top of Mono, the open source .Net project.Moonlight is not a Microsoft project, but Microsoft has been working together with Mono, an open source project sponsored by Novell, to develop and run .Net client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix, to make a Linux version of Silverlight happen. Moonlight is now available in both Silverlight v1.o and 2.0 builds. Silverlight, while it still has a long way to go to become as widely adapted as Adobe’s Flash, is leading the charge for Microsoft to become a more open eco-system for development.