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: way over the top
by darknexus on Tue 20th Jan 2009 11:43 UTC in reply to "way over the top"
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I'm from the US and I agree, it's utterly ridiculous.
Personally, I'm not even going to watch it. Talk is cheap. I do not judge anyone by their words, but by their actions. Obama's actions will speak louder than any words he might say today and, if his actions are contrary to the words he speaks, the words are meaningless and a huge waste of my time.

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