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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Poor Compatibility by Design Includes Sliverlight, XBox360

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's Poor Compatibility by Design Includes Sliverlight, XBox360
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 13:49:59 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Microsoft Silverlight - "cross-browser, cross-platform" media

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| Confused, welcome to the "cross-browser, cross platform" part of Microsoft’s 
| new venture. I know I am using Linux, and there are only 29 Million of us out 
| there, but I had hoped that "Cross-browser, cross-platform" may include us. I 
| had also hoped that my browser (Firefox) would at least be able to display 
| the download page correctly. Clearly it does not include anybody using *nix 
| or Apple users who use Safari. What is more, I am unable to find exactly what 
| Microsoft defines as "cross-browser",      


Microsoft Confirms Xbox 360 Migration Incompatibilities, despite suggesting

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| This is contradictory to the information and videos provided by various 
| Microsoft representatives during the over-hyped launch of the Xbox 360 Elite. 


Liars, as usual.


Microsoft's 'Everywhere' excludes Linux

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| This browser add-on enables rendering of WPF content, but
| "Everywhere" doesn't include Linux.


Microsoft Announces Cross-Platform Ad Strategy

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| ...will allow marketers to reach customers across Microsoft's many
| platforms, including MSN, the XBox, Microsoft Live, Office Online,
| Windows Mobile, and Microsoft TV.


Analysts: Microsoft Changes Meaning Of 'Release Candidate'

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| Two industry watchers say Microsoft is corrupting the term, leading to
| major confusion among customers and others about whether the operating
| system is truly ready to evaluate.
| Two analysts Thursday accused Microsoft Corp. of changing the meaning
| of "release candidate" by pushing out a version of Windows Vista that
| still needs major work.
| [...]
| Joe Wilcox, an analyst with JupiterResearch, said that Microsoft's
| corrupted the term.


ECIS Accuses Microsoft of Plotting HTML Hijack

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| An industry coalition that has represented competitors of Microsoft
| in European markets before the European Commission stepped up its
| public relations offensive this morning, this time accusing
| Microsoft of scheming to upset HTML's place in the fabric of
| the Internet with XAML, an XML-based layout lexicon forn
| etwork applications.


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