[kwlug-disc] Moonlight and CTV Olympic website

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 8 20:50:45 EST 2010

--- On Mon, 2/8/10, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> I failed to convert somebody to Linux today. The problem
> was that she
> wants to stream video from http://cbc.ca and (more importantly)
> http://ctvolympics.ca . The CTV site (naturally) uses
> Silverlight.

CBC on silverlight? that's scandalous. CTV not so much. It is ridiculous when a client facing site locks users to a single platform. Someone wasn't doing their homework and just got lazy programmers (Yes it is easier to program in silverlight, but so it was with Activex and we know what happened).


Of course Mr Icaza can do whatever he wants with his free and paid time, but moonlight is just validating a technology in which Linux will never be "good enough" as it will always lag MS which is exactly the opposite of the reason Miguel spouses for supporting moonlight. Now MS can say "it is multiplatform" while really offering a sub par experience in Linux.

Answering your question. No, I haven't found a workaround.

Raul Suarez

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