Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by rx182
Mono Project When Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie unveiled Silverlight at MIX07, he vowed that it would be a cross-platform technology. It appears as if the software giant is making good on that pledge: SD Times has learned that some of Microsoft's top developers have provided technical guidance for a Linux implementation of Silverlight.
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Who knows?
by JonathanBThompson on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:33 UTC
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Perhaps something that can replace Flash that doesn't lock out non-MS platforms will exist in a reasonable manner.

Of course, people will argue that Microsoft is doing this to help provide vendor lock-in, but hey, what's Flash meant to do? Of course, so many sites currently use Flash in a completely inappropriate manner, it'd be nice if this didn't go the same way, but inevitably, there will be people that will see a new buzz-word-enabled item, and everything will be done with it that they can come up with. It's happened with Flash, Java, XHTML, etc. (and a lot of other things) and some are now currently used most appropriately, while others more or less fade into history.

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