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Novell's Moonlight Becomes Less Relevant as Silverlight Gets Dumped Again

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Summary: Moon Lie (Moonlight) and Silver Lie (Silverlight) are not accepted for real-world use, despite the fact that Microsoft pays a lot of money for it to be spread

SEVERAL MONTHS ago, Silver Lie lost major customers who had cost Microsoft a lot of money. Yes, Microsoft pays rather than charges for adoption. The strategy is not quite working, not even with those incentives. Customers ditch Silver Lie pretty fast. Examples include The New York Times and American baseball. The latest large "poster child" to have abandoned Sliver Lie is ITV. The Register reports:



In a blow to Microsoft, ITV has switched the technology powering its web streaming service from Silverlight to Adobe's more widely installed Flash.


Our regular reader has some more interpretation of this news. What does it mean to those who reject Microsoft Moonlight on their GNU/Linux boxes? Well, they might never have to use the thing unless Microsoft troublemakers get their way.

"We could refresh the look and feel of the entire desktop with Moonlight"

--Miguel de Icaza

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