Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 22:14 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
.NET (dotGNU too) "In a keynote presentation at the Silverlight Firestarter event this morning, Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's developer division, Scott Guthrie officially announced Silverlight 5, and outlined its new features and 1H 2011 beta availability. Silverlight 5 adds more than 40 new features to the Web application framework that focus on improving its streaming media functionality for users and on improving application development for engineers. Some of the new streaming additions include: GPU-accelerated video decoding, variable speed playback which allows for user-defined, pitch-corrected slow motion, improved power saver awareness to prevent screensavers from turning on during playback, and native remote control support."
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by flotsam on Sun 5th Dec 2010 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: More Info"
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Umm, you do realise that Peter Bright (who I'm not a huge fan of, though he does write excellent articles) has plenty of experience developing for Windows? He slates things with good foundation - he's had experience using them (Win32, WinForms, etc). (Are you going to claim that any criticisms he makes of Win32 are wrong or something? Go on - I could use a laugh.)

Try getting the facts right before criticising. Just because he says certain negative things about Microsoft doesn't automatically mean he's a raving zealot.

Wouldn't it be rather odd for Ars to give him a role writing front page articles predominantly about Microsoft if he knew nothing about the technologies that MS has come up with over the years and has had no experience using these technologies to develop applications?

Incidentally, he only bought a Mac laptop in the last few years, after spending ages criticising Apple and poking fun at Apple users. He's hardly an "Apple can do no wrong" person either.

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