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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Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Tue 20th Jan 2009 09:21 UTC
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won't know any better to use a browser aside from Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on their cheap Dell machines bought at basement prices

Nothing like a cheap dig at Joe User, eh? Nice to see that geek elitism is alive and well and as stupid as it always was.

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by weildish on Tue 20th Jan 2009 21:35 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
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I was actually making a point, while also attempting at being a bit humorous, because we all know it's true. Microsoft knows most people are "Joe User," and they can take advantage of that to get everyone using Silverlight.

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