“”[...] we know that Microsoft is getting patents on some features of C#. So I think it’s dangerous to use C#, and it may be dangerous to use Mono.”
Moonlight and the patent encumbrances thereto serve as a constant reminder that Microsoft really doesn’t grok the Web, which is about freedom of access and open protocols.
Patent issues (and freedom) aside, Moonlight is also a technical mess, unless the user is a SUSE user, i.e. one is encouraged to use the Ballmer-blessed GNU/Linux distribution, aka “Ballnux”.
As pointed out by one of the few commenters in SJVN’s Web site: “So I made sure Firefox was 100% up-to-date, installed the Moonlight plugin, then Firefox crashes any time I go back to the http://abock.org/moonshine/ site to install the Moonshine plugin.
“I think I’ll stick with my flaky, buggy, proprietary flash video… as unreliable as it is from a linux box, at least it doesn’t make Firefox insta-crash.”