Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:58 UTC
Mono Project The Mono project has released Moonlight 2, the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. Moonlight allows Silverlight content to run on platforms that do not have an official Silverlight client, such as Linux and PowerPC Macs. Microsoft also expanded its patent agreement with Novell to cover all users of Moonlight, no matter the Linux version.
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by Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Never forget this:

With nothing but Notepad, you can write the most successful website in the world. You can compete directly with the biggest corporations with the biggest budget, regardless of your status, your class or your income.

I do not want to live in a world where somebody like Microsoft dictates what tools I use, and what OS I run them on, in order to contribute to the Internet.

So _yes_. Use Notepad if you want. Use anything _you_ want. Make your own tool if Notepad is not good enough.

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by Hiev on Fri 18th Dec 2009 18:46 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I'll spend my entire life to be competitive with notepad mean while others using professional tools will finish first and will get pay first, and becuase I need to eat and make a living of it, and who knows when I finish with notepad there will be another standar already.

I really wonder if you do this for a living and if you do I wonder if you do bussiness web applications and not just the classic shopping car.

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by Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 18:54 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I’m competitive with a text editor (TextMate), but Notepad would suffice. In fact, I’m well ahead of the curve—I’m developing on the cutting edge. I’m writing code that WYSIWYG tools _can’t_ do because this stuff requires _skill_ and knowledge. If you want the _best_ website, you _have_ to hand write it. If you want the fastest site, you _have_ to hand write it, because the tools cannot think for you.

I’m hand writing the next version of OSnews. It is going to be faster than any other news site. It will be incredibly elegant, and well designed, and it will be HTML5. It will work in IE. It is the best piece of code I’ve ever written and it is leagues ahead of the game.

If you can’t compete with Notepad, then you don’t know your craft well enough. Get learning, all the knowledge is freely available on the Internet.

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by dvhh on Fri 18th Dec 2009 18:46 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

these gifs can be difficult to pull off at first though

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by StephenBeDoper on Sat 19th Dec 2009 23:42 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

With nothing but Notepad, you can write the most successful website in the world.

Possibility != likelihood.

Also, why in the world would you want to? I doubt I've used Notepad to edit an HTML file since 1997 or '98. Using Notepad, when there are more sophisticated code/HTML editors available, is masochism on par with wearing a hair shirt.

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