Linked by weildish on Tue 20th Jan 2009 02:13 UTC
In the News Those up top (the Presidential Inaugural Committee) chose to utilize Microsoft's Silverlight technology to stream the upcoming inaugural events for the new president of the United States. Though Microsoft certainly likes this idea, this leaves out thousands of people in the US and elsewhere who still cannot run Silverlight or an open source alternative on their systems from viewing the streamed video online. Update by Thom: Linux and PowerPC Mac fans rejoice, as they can watch the inauguration as well using Moonlight. Migel De Icaza wrote: "Microsoft worked late last night to get us access to the code that will be used during the inauguration so we could test it with Moonlight." Microsoft and the Moonlight team fixed this issue in one afternoon, so it might be a little rough.
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RE[5]: Soooo ....
by evert on Tue 20th Jan 2009 09:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Soooo ...."
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Well, this girl is exactly that; not a mechanic. She doesn't give a damn what kind of engine the car is running on. She wants to use word, windows programs and internet explorer and that's it. Most users aren't interested in what a OS is and they're right; they have different priorities.

Surely, this girl is well prepared for this information age :-) (actually, it is not funny at all)

I expect students to learn a few basics to be succesful in the info age. And that includes some basic computer knowledge, like "what is a browser", "different applications", "what is a file format", and so on.

Maybe I expect too much. Dumbness is much easier, isn't it?

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