Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:32 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Well, this is interesting. The New York Times caught wind of a special and secret meeting between Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe's frontman Shantanu Narayen. They claim the entire talk was dedicated to the fight against Apple, and one of the options discussed was... Microsoft acquiring Adobe.
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RE[4]: nope
by lemur2 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 00:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: nope"
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"Agreed. Killing Flash would simply accelerate the rise to prominence of standards for rich content, namely HMTL5/CSS/Fast ECMAscript/SVG.
How are a specification released to promote a proprietary video format, a well-abused document layout specification, a scripting language designed begrudgingly by committee whose sole notable trait has been its Esperantoesque tendancy to create dozens of mutually incompatible subsets, and a dead vector graphic format, in any way a suitable replacement for a format that allows arbitrary code to be executed in a sandbox? It'd make more sense to call Java or Silverlight a "standard for rich content," although both Java and Silverlight are more "rich content" than "standard." "

Firefox 4, Google Chrome and even IE9 all include a quite reasonable implementation of GPU-accelerated HMTL5/CSS/Fast ECMAscript/Canvas/SVG. It doesn't require a plugin. Adobe's tools for creating "rich content" for Flash on websites can also create HMTL5/CSS/Fast ECMAscript/Canvas/SVG output. Enjoy.

BTW: A "standard" is a format or protocol for interoperability between different suppliers. It is not a popularity contest. Silverlight doesn't qualify.

Edited 2010-10-08 00:52 UTC

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