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Old 06-26-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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Moonlight offers Linux alternative to Silverlight


Microsoft's Flash rival meets the penguin. Moonlight, a Linux version of Microsoft's new Silverlight multimedia technology, is almost feature-complete, a project leader said.

http://www.techworld.com/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=9275
 
Old 06-27-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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Why? Adobe, if I am not mistaken while still not offering it's Flash to open source is far more open than Silverlight and we all know that Microsoft is once again the late comer to the game and does expect to dominate. Why, why does the FOSS market help them in that?

The mere fact that Microsoft can drop them selves in to a market that they were not into previously and take it over is just sickening. I ask once more why are they doing Moonlight again?

Please do not go on about innovation. Microsoft has never innovated beyond what ever they were forced to. They have never done any thing original but always get the credit as if they created oxygen in house. Now it seems as if the community is only too eager to help them out.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 05:02 PM   #3
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Brotherred;

While I totally agree with everything you've said about M$, you've misunderstood the story. Moonlight is the first true open source Flash player and will be competing against M$ and Adobe.

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Old 06-28-2007, 09:05 AM   #4
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From what I can tell you are right it is true open source. However it supports what to what? That I do not like. For all of that I refer back to my first post.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Please do not go on about innovation. Microsoft has never innovated beyond what ever they were forced to. They have never done any thing original but always get the credit as if they created oxygen in house. Now it seems as if the community is only too eager to help them out.
Come on, haven't you studiet it really? Microsoft is not a 100% leecher, copying others' stuff and selling it..without Microsoft, though it's cursed a lot (by me too) you would be missing some of your favourites, I'm afraid. The strongest example is gaming: what other home pc operating system runs as many games as smoothly?
 
Old 06-28-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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Come on, haven't you studiet it really? Microsoft is not a 100% leecher, copying others' stuff and selling it..without Microsoft, though it's cursed a lot (by me too) you would be missing some of your favourites, I'm afraid. The strongest example is gaming: what other home pc operating system runs as many games as smoothly?
What do you expect if all comercial PC game vendors design their games around the Windows platform... It's definitely not Microsoft's inovation that thos games run on windows, it's the game makers.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 10:28 AM   #7
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Still, Windows is such a resource sucker, hardware makers had to catch up. Without Windows we'd still run 200mhz computers with 8mb video cards and be happy with it. Thanks to Windows's awful resource usage we have better hardware.

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:47 AM   #8
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What do you expect if all comercial PC game vendors design their games around the Windows platform... It's definitely not Microsoft's inovation that thos games run on windows, it's the game makers.
I agree. If game designers used OpenGL instead of Direct3D (as id does), games would run fine on most platforms.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:10 AM   #9
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Microsoft's big claim to fame that might be undisputed is languages. Beyond that every major addition is bought. QDOS now MSDOS, the GUI and a number of other smaller things. What innovation that is "in house" is done by acquisition. Sadly the best example I can think of is Novell and Suse. Yes companies buy each other but Microsoft is the undisputed worst.

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Still, Windows is such a resource sucker, hardware makers had to catch up. Without Windows we'd still run 200mhz computers with 8mb video cards and be happy with it. Thanks to Windows's awful resource usage we have better hardware.
LOL I have a shirt that says "With out Windows computers would get too powerful and take over the world."
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:26 AM   #10
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But back to the point of my first post. Why would an open source group support a emerging closed format when there is already one that dominates that space and is going more open as of now?
 
  


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