Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jun 2008 21:03 UTC
Microsoft As Bill Gates promised earlier this week during his last public speech as chairman of Microsoft at TechEd 2008, the company has released the second beta of Silverlight 2, Microsoft's Flash competitor. Silverlight 2 beta 2 comes as a 4.66MB download, but as Ars Technica already noted, the Silverlight homepage has not yet been changed to reflect the new release, but there is a changelog that details many of the changes in this release. The Mac OS X version has not yet been released.
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RE[3]: No thanks Microsoft
by ride01 on Sat 7th Jun 2008 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No thanks Microsoft"
ride01
Member since:
2005-09-23

Flash for *NIX; "Oh, we're improving it, we are still learning lot about the platform" - YOU'RE LEARNING ON THE JOB?! that was my reaction; end users are the guinea pigs for this companies inability to find decent *NIX programmers?


Linux desktop users represent a tiny percentage of the market. I'm surprised there is a player for it at all.

Edited 2008-06-07 11:19 UTC

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RE[4]: No thanks Microsoft
by Xaero_Vincent on Sat 7th Jun 2008 11:28 in reply to "RE[3]: No thanks Microsoft"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Linux desktop has nothing to do with it.

Flash is now almost a requirement for a full-fledged Internet experience. It hardly matters what type of user you are.

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