Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by rx182
Mono Project When Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie unveiled Silverlight at MIX07, he vowed that it would be a cross-platform technology. It appears as if the software giant is making good on that pledge: SD Times has learned that some of Microsoft's top developers have provided technical guidance for a Linux implementation of Silverlight.
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shapeshifter
Member since:
2006-09-19

The only reason Microsoft is doing this is because they again lost another battle for the Internet.
They were trying to lock-in the entire World with their Windows Media crap.
And they almost succeeded. It was close.
But then the whole World switched to Flash and that was it.
Sure there are still some sites providing video clips in only WMV or RealPlayer format.
But slowly it's all getting converted to Flash.

Now Microsoft is looking for a new way to pull it off.
But nobody is buying their "nice-guy" act any more.

And if someone is foolish enough to listen to them, just look what happened to many applications Microsoft bought or made themselves and soon quickly discontinued support for other OS's.

Adobe needs competition but Microsoft needs to be shut out completely since they already have a monopoly.

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notig Member since:
2006-10-07

Read butters post

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