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[3]: Soooo ....
by jabbotts on Tue 20th Jan 2009 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Soooo ...."
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Trying to install the Windows version of Word and IE on a non-Windows platform.. sorry.. that is the user's own fault. If the articles (there where a few I read) had indicated that she had did a single internet search for the solution or even asked a friend with an ounce more tech knowledge then fine.. bad little OS. She didn't though.

Tell you what. Throw iWork on your Windows machine then come back and tell us all about how it's not the user's own fault for wondering why the Windows version of IE won't run on any other platforms. (do I get to complain because the osX version of IE won't install on Windows too?)

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