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Peppeddu

Peppeddu Peppeddu

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  • Windows 7 Play-To in Action

    Can we hope that the new Windows Media Player can play all the media files available out there, natively (just like VLC does) or do we have to still continue to play the codecs game?

  • Scott Guthrie: Silverlight 3 is here!

    When you run a company, business continuity is THE most important factor, and therefore, for your customers, you don't want to run betas or some open source.

    Customers wants their software running 24/7, they don't care if they got the latest and greatest of <put-your-favorite-software-name-here>.
    A day of downtime means tens of thousands of dollars of lost revenues and people like you still wants to get paid at the end of the month.

    Even Moonlight, that has the blessing of Microsoft (as you say) is still not good enough because it is NOT supported by Microsoft.
    If something doesn't work, I don't want to rely on a good will of someone for support or even worse, debugging the open-source in-house.

    Right now, Silverlight:
    - Doesn't work on Linux
    - Doesn't works on older processors that don't support SEE
    - It's in conflict with Microsoft's flagship product. Windows.

    Until those issues are resolved, it won't be wise for any business to invest money and manpower into it.

    But, as I said before, from a technical point of view it is an excellent product. And since Microsoft has shown in the past that it can turn things around quickly, we will be watching to see if (hopefully, when) this will happen.

  • Scott Guthrie: Silverlight 3 is here!

    Silverlight is such a great product and I would like to get my sites done with it as much as I can. I can surely make them look better than plain Ajax.

    Unfortunately, it has one huge design flaw that makes it unworty (for now) of any investment of time.

    It is made by Microsoft.

    What I mean is that:

    1) Microsoft makes Windows

    2) Microsoft makes Silverlight

    3) Microsoft promised to support other OSes for Silvelight.

    That is a conflict of interest, how do we know that a few years down the road, after we invest time/effort/money into SIlverlight, Microsoft does not pull the plug out of OSes that are not Windows?

    Right now Silverlight for Linux is not supported, and as web developer I need my sites to be seen by the biggest audience available, and right now, Flash (as frustrating and primitive as it is) is the best choice for my audience reach. Adobe has a financial interest in shipping Flash for as many platforms as possible, Microsoft has a financial interest in shipping Windows.

    Hope you guys will be able to change that though.

  • This Week C9: Scott Hanselman, Silverlight, Expression Studio 3, C#/CLI

    Silverlight is such a great product and I would like to get my sites done with it as much as I can.

    Unfortunately, it has one huge design flaw that makes it unworty (for now) of any investment of time.

    It is made by Microsoft.

    What I mean is that:

    1) Microsoft makes Windows

    2) Microsoft makes Silverlight

    3) Microsoft promised to support other OSes for Silvelight.

    That is a conflict of interest, how do we know that a few years down the road, after we invest time/effort/money into SIlverlight, Microsoft does not pull the plug out of OSes that are not Windows?

    Right now Silverlight for Linux is not supported, and as web developer I need my sites to be seen by the biggest audience available, and right now, Flash (as frustrating as it is) is the best choice for my audience reach.