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What a little Moonlight can’t do: Open source Silverlight clone is dead

Moonlight is a open source version of Microsoft Silverlight platform… from the same folks that brought us Mono, an open source version of Microsoft’s .NET platform. But while Mono is still under active development, the founder of the project has confirmed that Moonlight is essentially dead in the water. Silverlight is a web technology similar […]

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Windows 8 and WP7 can run (some of) the same apps

If the new Metro style user interface in Windows 8 looks familiar, that’s because it borrows heavily from Windows Phone 7 — Microsoft’s latest operating system for smartphones. Instead of a standard start menu and toolbar, the start screen features a series of live tiles which show shortcuts to apps, widgets, and status updates from […]