Life is a great for Microsoft Novell (as long as you dont mention Red Hat).  Moonlight 1.0 is now available for Linux users. – Lucky us.

I would put money on many people not even knowing what Moonlight is, but for those interested its an open source project sponsored by Microsoft Novell in order so that Linux users can experience Silverlight content.  Which sites employ Silverlight?  I couldnt tell you since none of the ones I visit do.

“Microsoft Silverlight offers the most comprehensive and powerful solution for the creation and delivery of rich internet applications and media experiences, and is used by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide” – Scott Guthrie

So there we have it, lets be thankfull to Novell for providing us this wonderful gift, especially since they’ve given it at a time when Red Hat has managed to form a better “agreement” with Microsoft than they did.

I will let you consider if you really need/want to use this Microsoft Novell product, but after spending time moving to Linux and away from the proprietary lockin and restrictions of a Windows system, do you really want this on your system?

Sources:

http://www.ciol.com/Developer/Open-Source/Feature/Moonlight-shines-on-Linux-desktop/12209115972/0/

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/96258,silverlight-shines-on-linux.aspx