Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2007 22:22 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Microsoft has given a go-to-market name for its cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering the next generation of user experiences and rich Internet applications for the Web. The technology formerly known as WPF/E is now known as Silverlight.
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RE[2]: Sans Media Player.....
by Laurence on Tue 17th Apr 2007 09:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Sans Media Player....."
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

They say it will work on MacOS X and Windows browsers No offical word on Linux/Unix support though.


Flash isn't exactly great on Linux/UNIX either though. It's a version behind the latest and buggy at that

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RE[3]: Sans Media Player.....
by anda_skoa on Tue 17th Apr 2007 09:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Sans Media Player....."
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

Flash isn't exactly great on Linux/UNIX either though. It's a version behind the latest

Currently not true. It has been in the times before Adobe bought Macromedia.
Adobe has probably more Unix Know-How than Macromedia or more customers deploying it.

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RE[4]: Sans Media Player.....
by Laurence on Tue 17th Apr 2007 09:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Sans Media Player....."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"

Flash isn't exactly great on Linux/UNIX either though. It's a version behind the latest

reply: Currently not true. It has been in the times before Adobe bought Macromedia.
Adobe has probably more Unix Know-How than Macromedia or more customers deploying it.
"

Just checked and you're right, however that's only happened in the last 3 months and even then it's only for Mozilla/FF. Plus Solaris is still only on version 7.

Personally I think there is a need for an open source alternative to Flash/Silverlight as neither of them really address that well the internets need for a reliable, platform-independent vector graphics mark-up standard.

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