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Moonlight 1.0 beta 1(implementation of Silverlight for UNIX) now available

Moonlight 1.0 beta 1, an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for UNIX systems is now available for downloading as a plug-in to Firefox browser. This version does not include codec for multimedia playback (video and audio). However, when they are needed, the plug-in will shows the option for downloading it automatically.

This beta version 1.0 is not compatible with SilverLight 2.0. So, the pages that require Silver light 2 will show mistake and demanding to install it.It is expected that the SilverLight 2 supported version will be implemented soon.

This release has performance enhancements with animation, media and rendering and supports Microsoft Media Pack. The plug-in is available for Intel 32-bit and 64-bit platforms and supports Firefox2 and 3. Supported operating systems: SUSE Linux, Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora Core 9, etc



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