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Microsoft - at least in comparison to Apple - has a veritable romance underway with Adobe. But that hasn't stopped Microsoft from flirting with other, more Apple-friendly technologies. Case in...
05-01-2010, 11:01 AM #1
Is Microsoft Joining Apple Against Flash?
Microsoft - at least in comparison to Apple - has a veritable romance underway with Adobe. But that hasn't stopped Microsoft from flirting with other, more Apple-friendly technologies. Case in point: Microsoft has dibs on H.264-based HTML5 for the all-important web video content market.
In recent days, we've all witnessed Apple's relationship with Adobe deteriorate into a vitriolic war of wars between two former allies in a brave new tech world ripe for the software and technologies of both companies. But with Steve Jobs' latest published rant effectively dismissing Adobe as a thing of the past, Apple is clearly notifying the tech world that Cupertino is moving in a new direction and that everyone else - that is, if they want their content available through an iDevice - should follow along.
Strangely enough, one of the first major names to seemingly get on board with Apple in recent days is Microsoft, which is now also propping up the H.264 standard for HTML5 video content. According to Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft general manager for Internet Explorer:
The future of the web is HTML5. Microsoft is deeply engaged in the HTML5 process with the W3C. HTML5 will be very important in advancing rich, interactive web applications and site design. The HTML5 specification describes video support without specifying a particular video format. We think H.264 is an excellent format. In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video only.
By no means is Microsoft dumping Flash. But Microsoft is clearly no longer looking at Flash as a thing of the future. Microsoft and Apple are now arguably united in a likely perception of Adobe as a lingering blast from the past.
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05-01-2010, 11:11 AM #2
I'm glad. We need that processor hogging flash gone for good.
05-01-2010, 11:12 AM #3
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05-01-2010, 11:16 AM #4
We too ^
05-01-2010, 11:17 AM #5
What's going on? Flash isn't an issue on Windows.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
05-01-2010, 11:35 AM #6
Obviously Microsoft is going to obtain w/e they can with any new technology they can't ignore new technology but the difference between M$ and Apple is you won't see M$ stop supporting flash because flash has been good for years.
Apple are being dicks there is nothing wrong with supporting a new form of technology but bashing on the old is a douche move.
Here are the facts Adobe tried to work with Apple for years to get flash running better but Apple says "Its all Flash it has nothing to do with our OS" (this is ********) Apple then attempts to get flash to work on the iPhone and Adobe has no problem doing that until Apple tells them to either get a full version of flash working or to **** off. This is something Adobe can't do without Apple releasing their code and allowing Adobe to bypass some of the restrictions that most iPhone devs have. Apple basically told Adobe they couldn't do it because they sucked at developing stuff when in reality it was Apples fault.
M$ point of view- Support all new forms of technology that works because if we don't we will be hurting the consumers and ultimately our pocket books.
Apples point of view- Be dicks to everyone support only one form of technology screw over their customers and spew lies about other companies (they do it about M$ all the time and now they are doing it about Adobe). Apple is a little kid who starts fits and whines when he doesn't get his way sooner or later Apple will be punished.
05-01-2010, 12:00 PM #7
The next one that states rude things to the staff writer will get a infraction!
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05-01-2010, 12:10 PM #8
ive had just about enough of flash now.
im always having trouble watching videos and games with the message "musing plug-in" and its not just on my computer its on the work computer, school computer and my dads computer.
and they arnt running the same os it varies from windows xp to windows 7 and windows 2008 server.
i know lots of the games are flash based but i cant wait till they are redone in html5 so we can play them on phones with longer battery remaining at the end of the game.
05-01-2010, 12:54 PM #9
05-01-2010, 01:05 PM #10
Microsoft is not dumping Flash. They are just opening the door for new technology unlike Apple.
05-01-2010, 01:12 PM #11
beside video, what does html5 do better than flash?
I've seen a lot of cool flash sites and i have yet to see anything come close to a awesome looking flash site, I don't get what the problem is with flash and apple. My only understanding is that flash is not meant for anything mobile, but lets not dismiss flash all together now. Or is there something better?
05-01-2010, 02:13 PM #12
I've sai it once and I'll say if again: HTML5 is the future
05-01-2010, 02:26 PM #13
*** damn it Microsoft.. You and *** damned I know that flash is a awesome thing.. For f sake.. And even joining apple??? That is LOW. Flash... Adobe.., which is giving you the amazing Photoshop. This is how you repay them? Gates I really thought that you were different than Jobs...
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05-01-2010, 03:14 PM #14
No they repay adobe by using the other products they sale that actually work. And as said before, they are not against completely. They just want to start the embracing of what html5 can offer.
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05-01-2010, 04:06 PM #15
This is clearly a business move. Not sure whether I think it is a good move or whether I think it will just make the two companies look equally bad.
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05-01-2010, 04:52 PM #18
the dripple dip is no longerkillall Terminal
05-01-2010, 04:53 PM #19
Not even a mention of Silverlight?
05-01-2010, 05:08 PM #20