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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft?s Linux-hostile Silverlight Already "Dumped" by (MS)NBC

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____/ Linonut on Wednesday 10 September 2008 11:23 : \____

> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
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>> NBC dumps Microsoft?s Silverlight after Olympics; goes back to Adobe?s Flash
>> for NFL
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>>| "NBC just finished broadcasting the Olympics online with Microsoft's
>>| Silverlight video technology, but the network and the NFL are turning back
>>| to Adobe's Flash for live streaming of Sunday Night Football this fall, and
>>| started tonight with the season opener between the NY Giants and the
>>| Washington Redskins," Michael Learmonth reports for Silicon Alley Insider.
>> `----
>> http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/18371/
> "The Olympics online were a joint production between NBC and Microsoft,
> and an opportunity for Microsoft to build a user base for
> Sillverlight, its new media player. But Flash has a much larger
> installed base: Adobe says it's installed on 98% of
> Internet-connected desktops," Learmonth reports.
> Imagine that, a "monopoly" built by people choosing Flash (which, by the
> way, is a bane as far as I'm concerned; I'll bet blind people
> really enjoy Flash sites.)
> "Microsoft, meanwhile, said that during the Olympics, 40 million US
> to visitors NBCOlympics.com didn't yet have Silverlight installed,"
> Learmonth reports.
> 40M.  That's a lot of visitors to diss and piss off.

The interest in the Olympic from 40 million GNU/Linux users? :-) Mac and
Windows users have Silverlight available for download.

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