Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Apr 2011 19:57 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal Should I be sad or relieved? Groklaw, the website that played a central role in the SCO vs. sanity case, has just announced it will close up shop on May 16 of this year. Groklaw's place in history has been secured, surely, but in recent years, the site became more and more like a relic from the past, clearly stuck in the everyone vs. Microsoft mindset of the late '90s and early 2000s. Even in today's announcement post, Groklaw shows that its time has indeed come.
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RE[5]: Microsoft...
by nt_jerkface on Tue 12th Apr 2011 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft..."
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Ok but why does any of that have to involve HTML? I have no doubt that streaming will gain popularity in the future but if anything it will use a proprietary plug-in from a company like Citrix.

I have a feeling HTML5 is going to be like OpenGL where it is always one step behind.

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RE[6]: Microsoft...
by olafg on Tue 12th Apr 2011 20:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft..."
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Well, yes, but OpenGL is more stable than Direct-X. Games have a short life cycle, so API stability is less critical for game devs. For other applications API stability matters, and not being locked to a single vendor that follow their own whims matters too. Web browsers will always have to maintain backwardscompatibility for several years, so the platform cannot change under your feet. And management can sack the IT department if they can do with a browser that is upgraded with OS auto-updates... No installs to be maintained.

Edited 2011-04-12 20:22 UTC

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