Linked by Kyuss on Mon 13th May 2013 01:31 UTC
Microsoft "Most people understand that Windows is used by a variety of people who have a variety of needs, ranging from corporate server to workstation to POS terminals to home PC and beyond. Most people accept that whenever Microsoft updates Windows, it has to balance the competing requirements to find some kind of workable compromise. There is however another set of competing requirements that many do not really register, even those that call themselves power users or are IT admins. It is a conflict between developers/programmers and Microsoft itself."
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RE[2]: Moonies
by tylerdurden on Mon 13th May 2013 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Moonies"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Silverlight was cross platform in the same sense as how you could buy early Ford cars on any color you wanted, as long as it was black.

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RE[3]: Moonies
by lucas_maximus on Mon 13th May 2013 22:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Moonies"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry I must have imagined MoonLight.

http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight

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RE[4]: Moonies
by tylerdurden on Mon 13th May 2013 22:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Moonies"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

... perhaps you missed it because that project has been dead for a while. You must also have missed that monolight was not made by microsoft, and that they only got (barely working) a subset of the silverlight components. The irony is that the moonlight community ended up deeming that "cross-platform" was a secondary concern (at best) for microsoft regarding silverlight.

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