The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity
Aug 16, 2010, 14:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)
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"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
"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:"