Friday, August 15, 2008

We all love this Olympics, right? Not Adobe | Coop's Corner : A Blog from Charlie Cooper - CNET News.com

Definitely a Silverlight milestone this week; see the full article for more details

Here's the way things work at Microsoft: After correcting shortcomings in the first and second editions of its software, version 3.0 of a Microsoft product usually silences the company's worst critics, allowing management to get on with business of crushing rivals. But I'll be first to acknowledge that Silverlight breaks with that pattern.

Since the start of the Beijing Olympics, I've been using the Silverlight 2 beta to access video over the Internet and it works just fine. As a loyal Flash user, I was surprised when Microsoft won the deal to supply NBC with video-viewing technology for the Olympics. There was the obvious old-school tie between Microsoft and NBC dating back to their collaboration building MSNBC. Still, this was Adobe Systems' game to lose. And lose it did--big time.

We all love this Olympics, right? Not Adobe | Coop's Corner : A Blog from Charlie Cooper - CNET News.com

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