Moonlight's Olympic-sized failure
Mar 08, 2010, 13:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Duckett)
"Thanks to a sometimes flaky wireless connection, I was ever
thankful for Silverlight's adaptive streaming; and most
impressively, the Tivo-like ability to watch live, rewind to a
missed moment, and return to live coverage at the click of a
button. Another great feature was the archiving and marking of
events, meaning that a viewer could go to a video and easily find
the medal winning performances.
"Unless you were using Linux that is.
"As history shows, Microsoft only produces the Silverlight
runtime for Windows and OS X, leaving Linux support to Novell's
Mono project, which produces Moonlight. Mono developers argue that
Mono is not chasing tail lights, but in the case of Moonlight it
very clearly is. "