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  • 5.0 stars

    "May break evil silverlight plans"

    February 26, 2008  |   By Ilgaz

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is our only hope against MS SilverLight monster which only exists as a plugin (viewer) for OS X.
    Or, we will be punished in first opportunity for using OS X.
    For anyone dares to claim Silverlight is platform neutral just because there is a viewer plugin, I would ask about XCode plugin and nothing else.
    I don't like writing "Anti M$" type of comments but the reality is very clear speaking from OS X persfective.
    Every tool you need to produce a top class Adobe Air application can be downloaded freely/purchased/trialed from versiontracker.com OS X edition. That is what matters for my platform of choice.
    Lets hope Adobe keeps up the good work for Air.
    If this comment sounds paranoid to you, I would ask where is Windows Media Player OS X Universal Leopard edition. Quicktime is a great, advanced technology but a half hack "component" can't do what actual player can do. That is the trick MS prepares for Silverlight.
    Tip to Adobe: Use every single acceleration step possible even including Altivec/Quartz2d.

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