writes: For the past two years Microsoft and Novell have been working on the "Moonlight" project. It is a runtime library for websites that run Silverlight. It should allow PC's running Linux to view sites that use Siverlight. Betanews reports "In the next stage of what has turned out to be a more successful project than even its creators envisioned, the public beta of Moonlight — a runtime library for Linux supporting sites that expect Silverlight — is expected within days." Moonlight 2.0, is already in the works.
writes: Most of slashdot users have high speed, or at least DSL internet services available at their home. One of my largest problems is that I don't. Putting my address into broadband searches only reveals the obvious, that dial-up services and satellite internet plans are the only options. Satellite internet as it is, is not an option, nor is dial-up. I currently have a Verizon aircard that had decent speeds until their 5gb (a month) cap in April. Now its as bad as dial-up. AT&T, Comcast, Charter, and every other local internet provider told us (Comcast said straight out "No.") that "we will not be bringing service to your area. The most irritating thing is neighbors about 1/4 a mile away have cable. "So my question is when (if ever) is the US going to enforce cable and telecom companies to offer broadband to rural areas, and what can I do about it until then?Link to Original Source