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Silverlight 5, thy name is 'Windows'

What is going on with Silverlight? Microsoft's browser plugin was conceived as a lightweight, cross-platform version of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the .NET application framework for desktop applications introduced in Windows Vista. Silverlight was energetically developed to compete with Adobe's Flash, there was talk of Silverlight on Intel's Moblin Linux, and a Symbian port was produced.
Tim Anderson, 17 Apr 2011

XXX domain names go live

The first .xxx web addresses have gone live on the internet, almost 11 years after the extension was first proposed.
Kevin Murphy, 17 Apr 2011

Can we 'green up' the hunger for data centre electricity?

InterviewMy starting position on the subject of "green" IT is one of extreme skepticism.
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Apr 2011

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