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

Interview My starting position on the subject of "green" IT is one of extreme skepticism.