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Displaying items by tag: Moonlight

If Microsoft thought that selecting Nat Friedman to head its new acquisition, GitHub, would help burnish its open-source credentials, then it has made a big mistake.

Published in Open Sauce

GNOME desktop project co-founder Miguel de Icaza has finally reaped the benefits of being in bed with Microsoft, with the Redmond-based software behemoth buying Xamarin, de Icaza's company, for a sum said to be between US$400 million and US$500 million.

Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:00

Blue Moon to ring in New Year 2010?

A Blue Moon on the night of December 31, 2009, may help New Year celebrators ring in the New Year of 2010. Although, is this really the case? And, if you see an actual 'blue' Moon, you’ve probably been drinking too much of the bubbly. Or, maybe have a Blue Moon beer in your hand?

Published in Space
Friday, 18 December 2009 05:42

Moonlight 2.0 open to all - with a catch

Novell has announced the release of Moonlight 2.0, an updated version of its attempt to clone Microsoft's Silverlight, and extended its availability to other distributions - with a rider attached.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 04:38

Miguel, Microsoft and the drool factor

One of the best sources for news about Microsoft on the web these days is the personal blog of Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:01

Microsoft talks up Silverlight, Expressions updates

Microsoft's spruiking the advantages of the latest versions of its Silverlight and Expression web tools.

Published in Development
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:08

Mono project releases Moonlight 2 beta

Earlier this week, Novell’s Mono Project announced the availability of the beta of Moonlight 2 – a reimplementation of Silverlight for the Linux platform.

Published in Development
Thursday, 09 July 2009 12:40

Initial Google Chrome OS partners revealed

Google has revealed a partial list of hardware and software companies that it is working with to support Google Chrome OS.

Published in Open Source
How difficult or easy is it to obtain one of the much-touted "royalty-free, reasonable and non-discriminatory" licences for Microsoft patents that are part of a technology like Mono?
Published in Open Sauce
Microsoft has shown the world exactly how friendly it is towards open source by going to court to claim damages over patents which have been allegedly violated in an implementation of the Linux kernel. And that's a good reason why FOSS users should avoid Mono and Moonlight like the plague.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 12 September 2008 13:03

H.264 coming to Silverlight at last

Microsoft's getting with the program: the company has previewed support for H.264 video content in Silverlight. Some may question why it has taken Redmond so long to embrace the video standard.

As we know, static HTML web sites are passé. Yet, Java applets never turned out to be the killer online application platform they possibly could have been. The modern introduction of Ajax has undoubtedly improved the web experience but it’s not a panacea. Here’s how to get started using the Moonlight development technology from the Mono Project.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Does GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza's backflip over the Novell-Microsoft deal a few days ago mean that he has finally been convinced that he is on a one-way path to nowhere?
Published in Open Sauce

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