What Is Moonlight?
Moonlight is a free and open-source software project that enables AMD E-series desktop PCs running Windows to be used as thin clients. It allows for a remote desktop experience with full interactivity, multimedia support, and hardware-accelerated 3D graphics.
Moonlite consists of two parts: the client application that runs on the AMD E-series desktop PC, and the server application that runs on a remote computer. The client and server communicate with each other over a network connection, such as the Internet.
The client application provides a user interface for interacting with the remote computer. It includes a windowing system, input device drivers, and audio/video codecs. The server application handles all of the computing tasks and is responsible for displaying the output on the client’s screen.
Moonlight uses a variety of open-source and proprietary technologies to provide an optimal experience on AMD E-series desktop PCs. These include:
X Window System: The X Window System is an open-source software project that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for Unix-like operating systems. It is used by Moonlight to display the output of the remote computer on the client’s screen.