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Windows 7: MS on Adobe: Flash has "issues" but remains important.

01 May 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
MS on Adobe: Flash has "issues" but remains important.

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Who knew that Steve Jobs would find an ally in Microsoft?

Jobs, who is no fan of Adobe Flash, made that point perfectly clear in an open letter published yesterday that pointed to problems with Flash - notably problems with its reliability, security and performance.

Around the same time, Dean Hachamovitch, general manager for Microsoftís Internet Explorer, was putting up a blog post of his own that was saying some of the same things. The post was actually more about the HTML5 and how itís the future of the Web. It also centered around H.264 as a standard, just as Steve Jobs had done.

Of course, Microsoft is pushing Silverlight as a competitor to Flash so no one would necessarily expect Microsoft to come to Adobeís defense. Still the post isnít too bad. At the end of it, Hachamovitch chimed in about Adobe.
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Microsoft on Adobe: Flash has "issues" but remains important | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com


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02 May 2010   #2
DjProDG

 
 

I think Flash should be replaced with HTML5 - (personal view) this is the future of web video. For the rest sites, Silverlight.
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02 May 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I still don't get the point of silverlight.

Seems excessive to me.

~Lordbob
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02 May 2010   #4
cm3n0w

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Flash is doomed.

I like Flash and what it has brought to the Internet, but it is EXTREMELY POOR in RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. To provide simple streaming video, use HTML 5 - it's not a difficult decision and it isn't a difficult switch. For user interfaces (etc.) it provides great fluidity, as long as you can partition 90% of your CPU for processing. I have MS dev and app design in my background... I've learned to love products produced by Apple - beginning with the iPhone. Mobile / portable devices is the future and such a process intensive plugin should have a short shelf life.
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02 May 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Security ----> The problem is with embedded malware scripts that finds flash files very useful.
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03 May 2010   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Sounds like Microsoft is making buddy-buddy with Adobe....conveniently while their main competitor Apple is at war with Adobe

Gonna be interesting (and a laugh) to see how the whole situation pans out
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03 May 2010   #7
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I still don't get the point of silverlight.

Seems excessive to me.

~Lordbob
Silverlight has everything HTML5 has plus much much more. Silverlight is a complete platform. HTML5 vs Silverlight isn't the right comparison. It really should be Silverlight vs Google Chrome OS.
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03 May 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I still don't get the point of silverlight.

Seems excessive to me.

~Lordbob
Silverlight has everything HTML5 has plus much much more. Silverlight is a complete platform. HTML5 vs Silverlight isn't the right comparison. It really should be Silverlight vs Google Chrome OS.
Ah ok, thanks for the explanation.

I was thinking it was just like 3 different ways to do the same thing. It sounds more like SL is an extension of HTML5.

~Lordbob
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