Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:32 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Well, this is interesting. The New York Times caught wind of a special and secret meeting between Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe's frontman Shantanu Narayen. They claim the entire talk was dedicated to the fight against Apple, and one of the options discussed was... Microsoft acquiring Adobe.
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RE: nope
by Mellin on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:57 UTC in reply to "nope"
Mellin
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2005-07-06

killing flash wouldn't make microsoft moonlight a favorite for Linux users and google wouldn't switch to silverlight on youtube

Edited 2010-10-07 21:58 UTC

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RE[2]: nope
by lemur2 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 23:00 in reply to "RE: nope"
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2007-02-17

killing flash wouldn't make microsoft moonlight a favorite for Linux users and google wouldn't switch to silverlight on youtube


Agreed. Killing Flash would simply accelerate the rise to prominence of standards for rich content, namely HMTL5/CSS/Fast ECMAscript/SVG.

YouTube would simly switch to HTML5/WebM, offer a WebM code for IE9 users to install, and advise other IE users to install either Chrome or maybe even Firefox/Opera.

YouTube already has encoded to WebM over one million of its most popular videos.

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RE[3]: nope
by Almafeta on Thu 7th Oct 2010 23:17 in reply to "RE[2]: nope"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

Agreed. Killing Flash would simply accelerate the rise to prominence of standards for rich content, namely HMTL5/CSS/Fast ECMAscript/SVG.


How are a specification released to promote a proprietary video format, a well-abused document layout specification, a scripting language designed begrudgingly by committee whose sole notable trait has been its Esperantoesque tendancy to create dozens of mutually incompatible subsets, and a dead vector graphic format, in any way a suitable replacement for a format that allows arbitrary code to be executed in a sandbox?

It'd make more sense to call Java or Silverlight a "standard for rich content," although both Java and Silverlight are more "rich content" than "standard."

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RE[2]: nope
by 0brad0 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 23:42 in reply to "RE: nope"
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2007-05-05

killing flash wouldn't make microsoft moonlight a favorite for Linux users and google wouldn't switch to silverlight on youtube


They're both awful and need to die.

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