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The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity

Aug 16, 2010, 14:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Conjecture: A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven but appears correct and has not been disproved. If that statement confuses you (and it may if you're not a student of math), then you understand exactly how I felt during a discussion with Netflix' Steve Swasey (VP of Corporate Communications - aka "Spin Doctor"). Quite frankly, the man didn't spin the discussion in such a way to make Netflix anything but a tiny bit ignorant of the topic at hand.

"Before I go any further, I should probably tell you what this is all about. Netflix has a feature that allows members to stream movies directly to their PCs. To accomplish this, they use Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Silverlight is basically a web-application framework that provides functions similar to that of Adobe Flash.

"Now, with that out of the way, let me give you the gist of the conversation between myself and Mr. Swasey:"

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