Moonlight 2.0, a Linux alternative to Microsoft Silverlight has been released. Preview 1 can be downloaded from Go-Mono.com site for both, 32 and 64 bit systems. As for now, you can install it on Firefox only.
Moonlight 2.0 Alpha should be available somewhere in the next month, beta in summer and final release is set to be launched in September, 2009.
According to one of the developers, Moonlight 2.0 also includes some of the Silverlight 3.0 features, you can read more about it here.
Download Moonlight 2.0 Preview 1 (8.9 MB)
Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is already drawing complaints from rivals that the OS gives the company’s Internet Explorer browser an unfair advantage. Mozilla and Opera have raised new concerns about Windows 7.
Mozilla has started a new project to make Firefox split in several processes at a time: one running the main user interface (chrome), and another or several others running the web content in each tab. Like Chrome or Internet Explorer 8 which have implemented this behavior to some degree, the main benefit would be the increase of stability: a single tab crash would not take down the whole session with it, as well as performance improvements in multiprocessor systems that are progressively becoming the norm.
Firefox, the browser that is going to to reach 25% market share soon, is being used by more than 270 million people, according to Asa Dotzler, Mozilla’s director of community development.
How were the calculations done?
As he explains: “The best method we’ve come up with is to count the number of security “pings” we get in one day. (Firefox pings a Mozilla server for security changes about once per day) and multiply that active daily users number by three to get active monthly users. (See John’s blog post for more on this.)”
Although data is not 100% accurate, is can still give you an insight on Firefox users count.
Opera Investor Relations:
Oslo, Norway – May 6, 2009 – Opera Software today announced that it has signed an agreement with SK Telecom, the leading mobile operator in Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, SK Telecom will deploy a customized version of the Opera Mini mobile browser.
SK Telecom is Korea’s leading telecoms provider, with over 23 million mobile subscribers. Since its establishment in 1984, SK Telecom has grown into a major player in the global information communications industry. SK Telecom is reaching out beyond Korea into markets such as the U.S. and Asia.
The agreement between Opera Software and SK Telecom includes license, development, support & maintenance and server-hosting fees.
Today IE Team has posted the following message on Microsoft Connect website
We have added a new feedback form on Connect designed specifically to handle improvements for the next version of Internet Explorer. This includes not just feature requests, but all types of feedback including issues that currently exist in IE. Please continue to rate the submissions since we will look at the top rated reports first. Continue Reading
Just a short time after announcing new Windows 7 RC and IE8 behavior (where if a tab crashes, user gets a choice on what to do with it), IE team already released an update which turns this feature off.
What’s the main reason behind that? It was way too sensitive and annoying as Windows Vista UAC pop ups. Worrying that this can have a negative impact on Windows 7 users experience, Microsoft decided to pull this one off.
“On the day Opera celebrates its 15th anniversary, we feature our third and final part of our interview with the browser company’s chief executive Jon Von Techzhner.
In it, he explains Opera’s popularity in eastern European countries and the strength of the Opera community there.”
“In the second part of our three part interview, Opera’s Jon Von Techzhner gives his views on Opera’s one web philosophy, explaining why he thinks mobile phones will be the most important device for providing internet access worldwide.”