Moonlight 2.0 (final version) comes with a promise from Microsoft to help the developing of Moonlight 3 and 4, and a new MS Covenant to end users protecting them from patent infringement by using Moonlight.
Google Chrome’s latest additions are: Chrome Beta for Max and Linux, Extensions for Windows and Linux, and Web Sockets.
Michael Cote, aka RedMonk, has provided an audio recording of Miguel de Icaza’s keynote at Monospace. Miguel talked about Mono’s history, some plans for the future, Silverlight, and he gave a demo of building a Linux appliance.
Intel has showcased IIS Smooth Streaming running on Windows 7 but also on a Moblin device based on their Atom processor on September 23rd during Intel Development Forum 2009. This indicates an effort to port Silverlight to Linux separate than Moonlight.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has written recently that Microsoft is not validating the Linux kernel patches he has submitted. Sam Ranji assures us that Microsoft has been busy testing those 200 patches.
Moonlight, the open source implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight for Linux and Unix/X11 systems, has reached version 2.0 Beta 1. Moonlight 2.0 API is a superset of Silverlight 2.0 API because it contains features from Silverlight 3.0.
Novell has released SUSE Studio, a tool used for creating Linux appliances. Related to that, the Mono team has created a plug-in to generate such SUSE powered appliances from within Visual Studio.
Phoenix Technologies has created HyperSpace, a small OS that supports only browsing. HyperSpace precedes Google Chrome OS which is supposed to offer the same functionality with some differences.
Microsoft is contributing 3 Linux device drivers, 20,000 lines of code, to the Linux kernel 2.6.32 under GPLv2 license.
Over the last few years, Adobe has taken a number of steps to entice a broad range of enterprise developers to use the Flex development platform. With all Adobe's extra work to court open source minded developers, it is surprising to hear the rumblings this week about the end of Flex Builder Linux.
Red Hat has announced an agreement with Microsoft to support each other’s guests on their virtualization servers including coordinated technical support.
Moonlight, the open source Silverlight implementation for Linux, has been sent to manufacturing. It can be downloaded as a Firefox plug-in running on most Linux distributions. Moonlight 1.0 uses Microsoft Media Pack 2 to play the media files.
VMware has open sourced its View Client software which enables connections from Linux clients to remote Windows desktops managed by VMware View. VMware would like to see their partners developing the client for non-x86 devices using operating systems other than Windows XP or Linux.
DebGem is a new service from Phusion that properly integrates Ruby Gems into Debian-based Linux distributions. We talked to Hongli Lai and Ninh Bui from Phusion to learn more about the project.
Sony's PS3 may be losing the market share war, but it has other uses. Does somebody want a supercomputer at home? That can be done by clustering PS3s running Linux. And the PS3s can still play Prince of Persia.