Pushing Silverlight

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Silverlight is Microsoft’s competitor to adobe flash. On many computers you will need to download the plugin in order to watch the olympics online. What strange, is that the plugin is an artificial requirement for mac and non ie browsers. On a PC with IE7, you get a “proceed without plugin” option.

Here is a screenshot of IE7 (top) vs. Firefox 3 on the same system:

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