Run Silverlight Applications on Linux

A number of users have asked me how to run Silverlight apps on Linux? The answer is using MoonLight.

MoonLight is an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for Linux and Unix based systems, provided by Novell in collaboration with Microsoft. This framework integrates animations, multimedia, graphics and interactivity into a single runtime environment. The Moonlight project aims at running a Silverlight application without the need to recompile that application.

You can download Moonlight here. As of this writing, the last released version of Moonlight was Moonlight 3.0 Preview 8.

Check out the Moonlight and Silverlight samples. To learn what’s ahead, check the MoonlightRoadmap.

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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