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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RE[2]: Comment by talaf
by sbenitezb on Sat 19th Dec 2009 06:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by talaf"
sbenitezb
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2005-07-22

Terminal, GIT/SVN, Python, Latex.


Usually faster than IDE's way of doing stuff.

Some people prefer doing things this way. What I’m saying is that even in 2009, using a text editor is still equal in power to any other way and that this means _equality_.


Let's be honest, Notepad doesn't cut it for a large project.

If you compare eclipse with emacs, you probably agree that emacs users are seen as more "pro" than eclipse users; the same applies to vim users. But both emacs and vim are really powerful, more so than an IDE if setup correctly with good plugins. But then you could say both emacs and vim *are* IDEs; the difference is that they require more knowledge on how to operate them, unlike eclipse which is a lot more easier to start with.

Anybody, in any country, with any tools they can afford can compete on the world stage. Can OSnews not see the importance of that!?


I could compete perfectly well with pirated software, like a lot of hungry programmers do out there in the real world. Companies already know that and they won't even care, because if you are poor today, you pirate their software to build the next big thing, then you'll get enough money to pay for it in the future. If that wasn't the case, they would be providing their tools with hardware lock keys to make the life of the poor programmers more misserable, but then they are losing potential customers and also making their platform only accessible to those that can pay.

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RE[3]: Comment by talaf
by Kroc on Sun 20th Dec 2009 15:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by talaf"
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2005-11-10

And rampant piracy creates monopolies with massive, massive drawbacks. Look at the situation in South Korea and China where IE usage is horrendous, with little hope of bringing it down. They are stuck in the Internet we had in 2003.

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