Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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RE[4]: Comment by zoinksbob
by Nelson on Fri 11th Jun 2010 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by zoinksbob"
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Besides the undocumented APIs spoken of (MILCore) is just a light wrapper around DirectX to make it easier for WPF to talk to DX (And I'm not even sure if SL uses it at all, traditionally SL shuns some of the more obscure features like BAML, a compiled form of XAML. It actually just parses it really fast, which explains why SL apps are more sensitive to a heavy visual tree especially on startup perf.)

And things like .NET (In the Desktop sense) and the WPF font cache (which is optimized on startup) have nothing to do with Silverlight because SL doesnt actually use any of them. The Plugin itself is a reimplementation of the CLR.

So no, Silverlight just runs better than Flash. Period. On Windows, on OSX, on Windows Phone, on Symbian, and using Moonlight, on Linux.

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