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Sep242009

“Moblin” New port of Silverlight to Linux

Intel and Microsoft announced a new port of Silverlight to Linux, specifically for the Intel-sponsored Moblin operating system running on Atom-powered devices such as netbooks. The port enables Intel to include Silverlight as a supported runtime in the Atom Developer Program. Microsoft has already provided Intel with Silverlight source code and test suites. Intel ‘ll build an optimized Moblin version of Silverlight, which Microsoft’ll supply to OEMs. When asked why Moonlight was not being used for Atom devices? Brian Goldfarb replied by making a distinction between “broad Linux,” which is targeted by Moonlight, and specific Linux-based devices where Microsoft might support other implementations. He expects Silverlight for Moblin to be completed round about Summer 2010 and promised more in-depth technical details no later than the Mix conference in mid-March.

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