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[5]: Soooo ....
by Arawn on Tue 20th Jan 2009 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Soooo ...."
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But the problem here is that a computer is not a simple household appliance, is more than that. It's a complex tool, that you need to learn how to use.
If she bought a Dell computer, when arrived saw that it came with a Linux distro and that was not that she wanted, she could have returned it immediately. Since she didn't, she should have learnt how to use the tools that came with the Linux distro and how to install more.

Blaming her failing at school because of her computer having Linux distro installed instead of returning it and getting a Windows one, or learning how to use it... that's tells something not so flattering about her. And unfortunately probably about most of the common users.

Lets compare: someone buying a VCR, then blaming the manufacturer because it has different buttons and operating procedures that the previous brand they ownned, and you can't tape your shows? RTFM.

Edited 2009-01-20 10:54 UTC

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