Tag: Silverlight

Moonlight and Silverlight

Moonlight is an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for Unix systems.  In September of 2007, Microsoft and Novell announced a technical collaboration that includes access to Microsoft’s test suites for Silverlight and the distribution of a Media Pack for Linux users that will contain licensed media codecs for video and audio. Tim Sneath has a nice blog post describing how Silverlight is fizzing.

I’m yet to see any Education customers use Silverlight, but either way, as a result of Netflix video-on demand service, Silverlight has been installed on my home computer and as a result of the Visifire Charts, found its way on to my work computer.

Microsoft and January 20th

It looks like Microsoft will have a day to introduce the world to some of its new technologies on January 20th, 2009 – i.e. President Elect Obama’s inauguration day.

According to a press release, Microsoft announced today that the presidential inauguration team has chosen Microsoft’s Silverlight browser extension application to play host for streamed online content of inaugural events for the Presidential Inauguration website.

In addition, CNN will be using Photosynth to help document the event through community photograph contributions on the CNN Special Moment site.

Anticipate a press release from Adobe shortly regarding the marketshare of Flash.