puppydog (464401) writes "Microsoft delivers its cross-platform plug-in and support for Linux. It appears that Microsoft is serious about making the Silverlight platform available everywhere. There are a number of interesting sub-plots in this development. 1. Microsoft acknowledges the importance of supporting Linux. 2. Microsoft openly supports the Mono initiative. 3. Microsoft can point to a positive side-effect of their Novell agreement. The story on eWeek"