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[2]: Soooo ....
by capricorn_tm on Tue 20th Jan 2009 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Soooo ...."
capricorn_tm
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Perfect, I could not have said better.

In fact I can see the confused idea that was behind the silverlight choice.

"Lads, we have to pass through the idea that our boss is new, is fresh, is something never seen before, so let's use the latest and spiffier and blinkier technology we have!"

The curios fact is that that kind of reasonement would never be even considered if applied at other fields.

"Lads, we have to pass through the idea that our boss is new, is fresh, is something never seen before, so let's do all the presentation in a place were everyone is standing up so that they are forced to dance all time long, no sitting allowed!"

See what I mean?

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