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Re: [SLE] Advanced Micro Devices will include Microsoft's Palladium(OT)
  • From: "Herman L. Knief" <herman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:25:24 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0209201422080.7951-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It's the difference of so many providers who already use "standard
extending technologies" (as M$ likes to put it) that make some web sites
only fully functional to IE clients. Now, if they add another layer that
say's there has to be a trust relationship before they will server you
data... then you are completely screwed if you are not running M$. It
goes way beyond some sites using QuickTime or some other format. At least
now, some sites are partially non-functional... if this make any progress,
sites will become totally non-functional to any non-conforming free
thinker.

- Herman

On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, Anders Johansson wrote:

->On Friday 20 September 2002 23.06, Herman L. Knief wrote:
->> You're missing the point. The issue is adoption by contect providers of
->> any sort. If they adopt, then unless you are running a "trusted" client
->> (read M$) then you are screwed.
->
->That could be an issue yes, but the issue is exactly the same as content
->providers using proprietary file formats for which there are no linux
->clients. I see no difference whatever. And no, trusted clients needn't be MS.
->It could be RealPlayer, it could be QuickTime both of which are big enough
->that no content provider would dare leave them out.
->
->//Anders
->
->


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