Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 5th Feb 2010 23:28 UTC
Web 2.0 A quick round up of various web-related news items. First up, a new open source product entitled the "Highgate media suite" will bring OGG video decoding to Silverlight. Microsoft have just joined the SVG working group (arguably 10 years late, but it's better than nothing). Adobe promise significant improvements in Flash 10.1, including Core Animation rendering on OS X and lowered CPU usage. Finally, CoperLicht--a WebGL JavaScript 3D engine (Quake in JS will be here one day)
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RE[4]: Video for everybody
by vivainio on Sat 6th Feb 2010 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Video for everybody"
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Instead of making Silverlight at all, they should have first maxed out standards support in IE

But what's the business case for improving IE, for Microsoft?

It's not like it's a source of revenue, and they can't really use it to subvert the web anymore. They need Silverlight for that.

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RE[5]: Video for everybody
by nt_jerkface on Sat 6th Feb 2010 22:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Video for everybody"
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Well it is in their best interest to keep people from using alternative browsers since IE defaults to bing.

It's also easy to manage IE with active directory so in a sense they are selling IE to enterprise customers.

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RE[6]: Video for everybody
by Soulbender on Sun 7th Feb 2010 08:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Video for everybody"
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It's also easy to manage IE with active directory

The AD management in IE is it's one saving grace.

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