Microsoft flashes Silverlight for Linux

Microsoft is to make its recently unveiled Silverlight 'Flash killer' plug-in available on Linux.

The commercial release of Silverlight 1.0 is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the web.

Microsoft confirmed that it will work with Novell to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, based on the project started on

The Redmond giant unveiled Silverlight at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters conference in April and released the beta version to the public in May.