Moonlight is a Silverlight alternative available for Linux users from the fine people at Novell.
This How To is designed for use on Ubuntu 11.10 using either Firefox 9.0.1, or Chrome (Chromium) version 15.
First I installed libmono-wcf3.0-cil. If you use Synaptic or Ubuntu's Software Center, you can find this by either searching for mono or Moonlight.
You can also install this with apt-get by typing the command: sudo apt-get install libmono-wcf3.0-cil in your terminal window. (Control alt t, unless your using xfce.)
*** This section is for Firefox only ***
I installed a Firefox plugin called:
Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks 1.3
by Kris Maglione
Reinstates the extensions.checkCompatibility preference without respect to the current application version.
This is needed because technically the Moonlight plugin is not yet considered compatible with Firefox 9.0.1., as well as many other versions of Firefox.
I have never had a problem with Moonlight running in this fashion though.
Firefox will ask you if you trust these plugins. Say yes to continue, or this process won't work.
I have never had any problems with viruses or any other intrusions from these authors.
The reason I suggest that particular test is that your new Moonlight plugin should now handle Silverlight 3.0 extensions with ease, so this is a decent test for our new plugin.
If you see the balls floating, you are the proud owner of a functioning Moonlight plugin.