[News] [Rival] Microsoft Wraps Olympic Games in .NET Enclosure, Lockin - Linux

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  1. [News] [Rival] Microsoft Wraps Olympic Games in .NET Enclosure, Lockin

    Tuning In to Microsoft Silverlight for Olympic Gold

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | It's also serving notice that Microsoft wants to be one of the
    | major "channels" for Internet television.
    `----

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2246127,00.asp


    Related:

    Microsoft to take part in the Olympic Games in 2008 with Vista

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | On Friday in Beijing, the organizational committee for the Olympic Games
    | 2008 and Microsoft China announced that the software vendor would be an
    | official software supplier to the Games, which will be held the capital
    | city of China.
    `----

    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...112/from/rss09

    And then...

    Windows Vista kicked out of Olympics PCs

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Microsoft's latest version of Windows is too risky to implement for the
    | important computers managing the 2008 Olympic summer games in Beijing, said
    | the event's computer supplier and sponsor Lenovo. *
    `----

    http://www.electronista.com/articles...n.olympic.pcs/

  2. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Wraps Olympic Games in .NET Enclosure, Lockin

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > Tuning In to Microsoft Silverlight for Olympic Gold
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| It's also serving notice that Microsoft wants to be one of the
    >| major "channels" for Internet television.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2246127,00.asp
    >


    Once upon a time, the Olympic Games, like Rugby Union, were a
    celebration amateur sport, constrasting strongly with the football world
    cup, which was the personification of professional sport. Over the last
    few years, the Olympics have become a celebration of commercial
    activity, completely losing the ethos of amateur sport.

    If anyone is dumb enough to have Microsoft be the "official" channel for
    internet television, then Microsoft will merely exclude anyone not using
    Windows Vista, exactly as the have with the Microsoft Silverlight/BBC
    iPlayer.

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  3. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Wraps Olympic Games in .NET Enclosure, Lockin

    ____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 08 January 2008 07:29 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> Tuning In to Microsoft Silverlight for Olympic Gold
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>| It's also serving notice that Microsoft wants to be one of the
    >>| major "channels" for Internet television.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2246127,00.asp
    >>

    >
    > Once upon a time, the Olympic Games, like Rugby Union, were a
    > celebration amateur sport, constrasting strongly with the football world
    > cup, which was the personification of professional sport. Over the last
    > few years, the Olympics have become a celebration of commercial
    > activity, completely losing the ethos of amateur sport.
    >
    > If anyone is dumb enough to have Microsoft be the "official" channel for
    > internet television, then Microsoft will merely exclude anyone not using
    > Windows Vista, exactly as the have with the Microsoft Silverlight/BBC
    > iPlayer.


    PlayForSure? As [H]omer puts it, NotSoSure...

    Microsoft rebrands PlaysForSure to Certified For Windows Vista, confuses world

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Microsoft's PlaysForSure DRM just took another step closer to the grave with
    | the help of some rebranding.
    `----

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/12/m...windows-vista/


    Microsoft Tells Apple To Stop Complaining About DRM

    http://www.podcastingnews.com/2007/0...oft-apple-drm/

    Mind the fact that the BBC gave no reasonable response, just pointers to that
    Ashaley Highfield interview for Groklaw where he says that DRM no longer seems
    like a great idea (but the BBC still uses it!!!!!!!!!).


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  4. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Wraps Olympic Games in .NET Enclosure, Lockin

    Mark Kent wrote:

    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> Tuning In to Microsoft Silverlight for Olympic Gold
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>| It's also serving notice that Microsoft wants to be one of the
    >>| major "channels" for Internet television.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2246127,00.asp
    >>

    >
    > Once upon a time, the Olympic Games, like Rugby Union, were a
    > celebration amateur sport, constrasting strongly with the football world
    > cup, which was the personification of professional sport. Over the last
    > few years, the Olympics have become a celebration of commercial
    > activity, completely losing the ethos of amateur sport.
    >
    > If anyone is dumb enough to have Microsoft be the "official" channel for
    > internet television, then Microsoft will merely exclude anyone not using
    > Windows Vista, exactly as the have with the Microsoft Silverlight/BBC
    > iPlayer.



    Even better - arrange alternative olympic event and allow open sourcers
    to host the televising and streaming and let those who are disatisfied with
    over commercialised olympics to participate in this more free olympics.



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