Saturday, May 03, 2008

Blinded by the (silver) light

You know, I am a real big fan of Pat Helland. I have never met the man, never corresponded with him, but find some of his content to be out-of-the-ballpark outstanding.

I'd love to watch the video on irresistible forces meeting movable objects but I need SilverLight to do it.

Now I'm on Linux at the moment and there is no SilverLight plug-in for Linux so that's it. I'm skipping over it. What a pity.


Steve said...

Yes, in the light of Steve Ballmer's reservations about viral licensing of open source software it's rather amusing the way Microsoft are trying to make SilverLight content viral, in a somewhat different way.

For what it's worth, I'm a holdout too. Silverlight is glitzy, but it seems to add nothing essential.

Michael Champion said...

FWIW, the Mono people are working on a Linux component to display Silverlight content.

Anonymous said...

rpm -e --force mono-core