Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 21:20 UTC
Internet & Networking A day earlier than expected, Microsoft has released version 3 of its Flash alternative Silverlight, including a number of related tools to aid in Silverlight development. It comes with a whole lot of new features.
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RE[7]: Wow
by anduril on Fri 10th Jul 2009 02:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Wow"
anduril
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2005-11-11

Funny, know who's name wasnt listed in what you quoted? Microsoft. Have we heard anything from them about it? No, don't think we have. No reason Microsoft wont be supporting it with their "increased" push towards support web standards (and as still sub-par as IE8 is compared to its competitors in some areas, it IS an improvement) I dont see any reason why it WONT support ogg

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RE[8]: Wow
by lemur2 on Fri 10th Jul 2009 03:04 in reply to "RE[7]: Wow"
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2007-02-17

Funny, know who's name wasnt listed in what you quoted? Microsoft. Have we heard anything from them about it? No, don't think we have. No reason Microsoft wont be supporting it with their "increased" push towards support web standards (and as still sub-par as IE8 is compared to its competitors in some areas, it IS an improvement) I dont see any reason why it WONT support ogg


Microsoft's self-interest is, of course, to try to make it so that one has to have Silverlight in order to be able to view rich multimedia web content. This would give Microsoft control over which devices could, and which could not, view rich multimedia content via the internet.

Nothing could be further from the spirit and as-designed intent of the internet itself.

Fortunately, I have heard that there is a project underway right now which has the aim to make an ActiveX plugin for IE that would support (at least) HTML5 and Ogg Theora/Vorbis codecs.

Despite Microsoft's recalcitrance, it might not be possible for Microsoft et al to stop an open internet with respect to rich multimedia content.

Just say NO to Flash and Silverlight.

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