Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:21 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer "With the latest releases of Opera, Google Chrome and Firefox continuing to push the boundaries of the web, the once-dominant Internet Explorer is looking less and less relevant every day. But we should expect Microsoft to go on the offensive at its upcoming MIX 2010 developer conference in Las Vegas, where, it has been speculated, the company will demonstrate the first beta builds of Internet Explorer 9 and possibly offer a preview release of the browser to developers. Several clues point to the possibility that the next version of IE will include broad support for HTML5 elements, vector graphics and emerging CSS standards. If Microsoft plays its cards right in Vegas, IE 9 could be the release that helps IE get its groove back in the web browser game."
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by lemur2 on Thu 4th Mar 2010 08:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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"Silverlight is an extension of this ... an attempt to make rich web content available only to users of Microsoft's platform.

Yes, that mean Silverlight vendor lock-in which only works on one operating syste-- wait a minute.. no it doesn't.

From someone who gets paid to develop Silverlight, and is able to compile once, and run it across Windows, OSX, and Linux with nearly identical performance, your claims are complete and utter bullshit.

No proposed webstandard, or combination of any webstandard comes even close to providing anywhere near the productivity that I am able to achieve using Silverlight. On many browsers across many platforms. Nothing.

Oooooh, tetchy tetchy.

So much for cross-platform. Microsoft didn't even wait for Silverlight to get a proper foothold (i.e. finish the "embrace") before they started their "extend" phase on this one.

That would be a significant "oopsie", I believe.

Edited 2010-03-04 08:56 UTC

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