Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Microsoft Silverlight

Competition is always a good thing. So far the Flash video player that Adobe made for playing streaming video is the only player in the game. So its understandable that Microsoft would want to create software to compete with that. And oh boy its cross platform as well. Wait but there is a catch cross platform to Microsoft means only Windows and Mac OS X. Thats right they want to be the leader of streaming video and ignore the growing segment of Linux users. Adobe at first wouldn't update Flash and learned that segment is very demanding and not willing to be on anything else. Adobe conceded and wrote the flash 9 player to accommodate us. Hopefully Microsoft learns that lesson.

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