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[News] [Rival] New York Times Dumps Microsoft Silver Lie

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Times Reader 2.0: Beautiful, and Beautifully Done. But is It a Dead End?

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| Having begun my day by sniping at the New York Times, I wanted to end it by 
| complimenting it: The company released version 2.0 of its Times Reader 
| application today. The new version–which dumps Microsoft’s Silverlight 
| platform for Adobe’s AIR–runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux, and in many ways 
| it’s an impressive piece of work.    



MLB.com looks great on desktop Linux

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| If you visit MLB.com and look to see if you can watch baseball games over the
| Internet, you'll be informed that you'll need Windows or a Mac to watch them.
| Wrong. Any modern Linux desktop distribution will let you keep up with your
| favorite team.


Why baseball benched Microsoft Silverlight

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| The other major issue was that baseball considered Silverlight too unstable.
| There were some high-profile glitches, including last year’s opening day,
| which saw many MLB.com subscribers struggling to log in and others who were
| unable to watch games. The malfunctions lasted several days.


Silverlight Adoption Hampered by Economic Crisis

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| Silverlight's real promise for the business customer -- to improve user
| interfaces for day-to-day applications -- has been thwarted by tightening
| budgets.


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.


Salesforce Says No to Silverlight



Microsoft's Silverlight Promises to Disrupt Linux Web Users

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| Just as it seemed that Linux users (especially 64-bit users) would
| finally be able to enjoy streaming content with a minimum of
| hassle, Microsoft's new Silverlight software promises to throw a
| wrench in the works. Because of sites like Google Video and
| Youtube, Flash video has become a common means of streaming
| multimedia over the Internet.


Microsoft's 'Everywhere' excludes Linux

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| This browser add-on enables rendering of WPF content, but
| "Everywhere" doesn't include Linux.


ECIS Accuses Microsoft of Plotting HTML Hijack

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| An industry coalition that has represented competitors of Microsoft
| in European markets before the European Commission stepped up its
| public relations offensive this morning, this time accusing
| Microsoft of scheming to upset HTML's place in the fabric of
| the Internet with XAML, an XML-based layout lexicon for
| network applications.

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