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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RE[8]: Maybe...
by MollyC on Fri 10th Aug 2007 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Maybe..."
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

"It would make more sense to implement this stuff on Linux before Mac considering Linux has a larger userbase than Mac."

Really?

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2
Linux: 0.75%
Mac: 5.97% (adding the "Mac OS" and "MacIntel" categories together)

Besides, Microsoft doesn't have many Linux programmers (if any). They do have Mac programmers. That's why they let Miguel's team, which specializes in Linux, do the Linux port.

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RE[9]: Maybe...
by abraxas on Sat 11th Aug 2007 11:53 in reply to "RE[8]: Maybe..."
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Really?

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2
Linux: 0.75%
Mac: 5.97% (adding the "Mac OS" and "MacIntel" categories together)


Marketshare and userbase are two totally different things. Not many Linux users buy their distro from the packager.

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RE[10]: Maybe...
by MollyC on Sat 11th Aug 2007 19:06 in reply to "RE[9]: Maybe..."
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04


"http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2
Linux: 0.75%
Mac: 5.97% (adding the "Mac OS" and "MacIntel" categories together)"

"Marketshare and userbase are two totally different things. Not many Linux users buy their distro from the packager."


Read the link again. The stats are for userbase (based on web stats), not "marketshare".

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