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Re: [News] Microsoft Media Streams Powered by GNU/Linux

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____/ 7 on Monday 18 August 2008 20:50 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Limelight Networks: Why the Olympics didn?t ?Melt? the Internet
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>> | Their backbone is capable of 2 Terabits (Tbps)  per second of sustained
>> | data
>> | transfers and they globally replicate approximately 5 Petabytes  of data
>> | on their storage network, which utilize a mix of proprietary vendor SAN
>> | replication technology such as EMC SRDF and Open Source-based technology
>> | developed by Limelight itself. Surprise! There?s some Linux back-ending
>> | all that Windows Media.
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>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=9221
> The olympics committee are clueless as what really
> powers their internet. They should have been endorsing
> Linux from the beginning if they knew windummy OSen was not up to it!!!!

It was supposed to be a Microsoft exclusive (Gates is good at corrupting the
authorities there with blackmail or carrot-and-stick), but later they
indicated they cannot avoid FOSS. Microsoft just can't be relied upon.


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

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| 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. 


Then rejected:

Windows Vista kicked out of Olympics PCs

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| 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.  


Now watch this from last year:

Olympic computers crash at second hurdle

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| ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round ticket sales, the Olympic 
| Games' computer system crashed. 



Tuning In to Microsoft Silverlight for Olympic Gold

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| It's also serving notice that Microsoft wants to be one of the 
| major "channels" for Internet television. 


More fun:

Cybercriminals to target Beijing Olympics?

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| "We predict the possibility of large-scale denial of service attacks on 
| Beijing 2008-related sites as political statements and fraud attempts spread 
| through e-mail and the Web," explained Chaudhury.   
| [...]
| Malware variants, Websense reported, have grown from about 20,000 in 2002 to 
| 220,000 last year. Nearly 80 percent of all threats today are Web-based, said 
| Chaudhury.  


Some more:

Pro-Tibet rootkit Trojan poses as cartoon

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| Malware writers have passed the baton in the race to take advantage of the 
| Olympics with the second attempt to load malware onto PCs in a week. 


Ugly stuff:

Microsoft strong-arms sports fans: Olympic Games online coverage only for Vista

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| Loyal XP users are not alone in their exclusion from NBC's online coverage,
| the partnership also excludes Mac users, as well those that do their web
| surfing from a phone.


Complaints arrive:

Olympics Online, With a Hook

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| But for many industry executives who compete with Microsoft, the world’s
| largest software company, the Silverlight strategy recalls a federal
| antitrust case in which Microsoft was found guilty of using its market muscle
| to stifle competition from the Web.


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                ~~ Best of wishes

"I am convinced we have to use Windows – this is the one thing they don’t have.
We have to be competitive with features, but we need something more — Windows
                --Jim Allchin, Microsoft
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