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 siimo on Tue 20th Jan 2009 05:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Soooo ...."
siimo
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I think it also has something to do with what the development team is comfortable with. I have no idea what this site Obama uses is but if its written in asp.net then those same developers would find it easier to write SilverLight than Flash.

Don't think that justifies using it over Flash for a big site but just putting it out there.

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