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MacBytes
Jun 30, 2004, 10:07 AM
Category: Apple Software
Link: Apple, Macromedia, Opera and Sun Microsystems to develop a common, cross-platform plug-in interface to be released under an open source license (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040630110755)
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irmongoose
Jun 30, 2004, 11:11 AM
A constant presence in the open-source world is nothing but good for Apple.

Microsoft, with it's battle against open-source in order to stop people from flocking to Linux servers, will lose out on their current stronghold in the browser market with IE.

Well, that's if the millions of idiotic no-brain users realize that there's an alternative...



irmongoose

dstorey
Jun 30, 2004, 11:11 AM
looks like this could be exciting stuff. With IE not being refreshed until longhorn or having limited changes, a tie in between all the browser makers seems the only way to move the web forward. the only thing is will plug in makers bother taking advantage of this for what probably under 10 % of the net users can see? One advange though is macromedia and sun are on board so a java, flash and shockwave plug-in's will appear at least. could be some exciting interactions going on between flash and java going on there with being able to do java scripting and displaying in flash instead of ususual swt/swing applet frontend.