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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lol...
by djames on Tue 20th Jan 2009 03:53 UTC
djames
Member since:
2006-04-18

you guys need to get your heads checked.

why don't you turn on the freaking TV if you want to watch it.

“Microsoft Silverlight was built to enable people to consume online content in unique and engaging ways,” said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Division at Microsoft.

if that statement is correct...when will Silverlight come with a USB electronic vagina? Since that's the only killer app I can think of utilizing Silverlight.

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RE: lol...
by softdrat on Tue 20th Jan 2009 04:49 in reply to "lol..."
softdrat Member since:
2008-09-17

<<why don't you turn on the freaking TV if you want to watch it.>>

No can do - my TV just crapped out and is now in recycling. Is this Obama thing going to be broadcast in sports bars?

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