[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu in india

scoundrel50a scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 12:35:50 UTC 2012


On 22/06/2012 12:55, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 22 June 2012 12:42, scoundrel50a <scoundrel50a at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As well as that I hear support for Silverlight is being dropped in Linux,
>> which I dont understand, as a lot of people are streaming films and things
>> now on their computers. I know Love Film only works if you have Silverlight,
>> and wont work in Ubuntu, I havent tried Netflix.....if both those dont work,
>> then that is another thing that goes against having an Ubuntu only
>> laptop.....
> Silverlight has not been dropped from Linux. Silverlight /never/ ran on Linux.
>
> There was, for a while, Novell Moonlight, based on the Mono FOSS
> re-implementation of .NET. However, Moonlight was only able to emulate
> a back-level revision of Silverlight - v2, I think - and did not work
> on all sites.
>
> Moonlight is no longer in development, sadly.
>
> But Silverlight is a closed-source, proprietary tech that never worked
> on anything except Windows and Mac OS X. Any company that adopts such
> a proprietary tool is being foolish and should be told so by as many
> customers as possible.
>
>

its funny really, you have taken the time to correct me in great detail, 
but not really attempted to answer any of the questions I have 
asked......I really appreciate the teaching session anyway.......




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