Novell has announced the official 1.0 release of Moonlight, an open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. The release lets users of the Linux to view content compatible with Silverlight 1.0. Silverlight 1.0 now runs on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.

Moonlight is distributed as a Firefox plugin and can be downloaded from the official Moonlight web site. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit systems and has been tested against several Linux distributions, including openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora. The installation process is simple and will be intuitive to users who know how to install Firefox add-ons.

For more information about how to get started using Silverlight in your development efforts, see Silverlight - Get Started.