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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    p3n New Member

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    The european courts are going to love the IIS dependancy...
     
  3. Buzzons

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    Flash requires the Adobe backend server to be installed as well - it's not like it can be run standalone. Afterall it IS a MS application running on an MS base install. oh no.

    Also - Say what you will about MS products but they install less bloatware than adobe ones do and silverlight is very nice to code in etc.
     
  4. p3n

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    I don't know any specifics but IIS only works on windows, is adobe's solution any better? (I wasn't talking about needing the backend, just the OS)
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Agreed. Adobe sucks balls... big ones, when it comes to bloatware. And YT's videos are far away from being lag free and, of course, high quality.
    Everything that makes it better... I'll give it a try. Although I haven't found that any page I frequently visit uses Silverlight instead of Flash.
     
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    I don't know witch software they use but I like the quality of Vimeo.
     
  7. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i'll b worrying more on the broadband speed and monthly cap here in Canada............... :(

    $60 for top of the line cable gives u 10Mb, but cap it at 90Gb per month :( i can destroy it in less than a week......
     
  8. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    How? How on Earth can a you go through ~12GB of data in a week? I don't see how anyone could go through that, or how they have the time to go through that much content
     
  9. M4RTIN

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    thats only like 2 questionably legal 1080p films a week tho
     
  10. Psy-UK

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    90GB? Pfff. Try 30GB. Most people in the UK are majorly capped.
     
  11. Goty

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    Ouch, you guys must be getting shafted when it comes to prices!
     
  12. nitrous9200

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    It must be Flash, my aspire one netbook struggles to play YouTube HD in the browser, but download the MP4 version and playing it back is smooth as butter. I have found Silverlight to feel much more "natural" than Flash anyway, and I think the performance is better too.
     
  13. p-dawg86

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    Monthly caps? Never heard of such a thing...
     
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