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Weird I thought the coming web ui monopoly was this little thing called Flash... I guess that's why MS came out with Silverlight and Google's paranoia came up with Google Gears...



I don't think so, I still hate Flash, and I am not the only one. In fact, I just switched to Linux, only to find that flash makes firefox crash (seems I was unlucky, it works fine for others). The point: just as always, flash simply doesn't work for everyone, so it is out. The last big company I worked for also didn't provide it's employees with flash.

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Flash is the only widely available system that gives you full control over every pixel in the browser and it does that in a pretty efficient manner.

Although, yes, something intuitively stops me, too, from getting excited about Flash. Maybe it's that it's closed/proprietary and I just don't trust today's Adobe anymore. They definitely want to be the microsoft of the web.

So there's Silverlight (well, potentially), Flash and still no decent alternative from the open-source world. No Mono/deIcaza stuff please. Thanks.

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Yeah, Flash kept coming to mind as I read the article.

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