First Look: The Popfly Development Environment

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| However, the Silverlight platform -- and Popfly -- does have one flaw, which
| is no Linux support. Even Adobe releases its current builds of the Flash
| runtime to Linux users. Whether Microsoft likes it or not, Linux is here to
| stay and is a growing force on the desktop thanks to universal-audience
| distributions such as Ubuntu.
| Popfly is a shot in the arm for Silverlight for the purpose of gaining new
| users quickly, but the platform still has a long way to go. After all,
| Silverlight is a first-generation platform, whereas Flash has had eight
| additional software generations to achieve its market penetration.


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 forn
| etwork applications.