Posted by : September 24, 2009
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Intel announced yesterday at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) support for Silverlight 3 on their Atom-based devices. This includes Intel‘s own Linux based Moblin OS. As part of this, Silverlight will become one of the technologies supported within Intel’s Atom Developer Program.
Was this a result of Microsoft trying to be nice to Intel or does Microsoft acknowledge the widespread use of Linux and wants to make Silverlight cross platform or was it to dethrone Adobe flash player from all OSes including Linux? What is the status of Moonlight? Is it going to be abandoned?
News source: The Silverlight Blog.
Technorati Tags: Intel, Atom, Microsoft, Silverlight, Moonlight, Adobe, Flash
Posted by : November 17, 2008
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Adobe is planning to release an alpha version of 64-bit flash player today. It’s going to be initially released for Linux platform and will be made available for other OSes later. It’s nice to hear that a major application is going to be released for Linux first before it’s released for Windows or Mac. It’s good to know finally that 64-bit Linux is getting flash support. I tried 64 bit Ubuntu couple of years before and dropped it later. This was one of the reason.
Posted by : October 30, 2008
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Ubuntu has not yet released Ubuntu 8.10 as of this writing. I’m not sure if they are doing some last minute bug fixing. Some people have reported issues with the new flash player (Adobe flash player 10). For some people it worked when they issued the following command in the terminal.
sudo apt-get install –reinstall flashplugin-nonfree
It didn’t work for some. Give it a try if flash doesn’t work for you in Ubuntu 8.10. If it doesn’t work, check this bug.
Update: It’s out now. Go and get a copy. Congratulations to Ubuntu Development team!!!
Posted by : October 15, 2008
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Adobe has released Flash Player 10 for all OSes. They do have a deb version for Ubuntu. Go here and click Flash Player under Linux x86. Click the drop down box where it says select version to download and select .deb for Ubuntu 8.04+ as shown in the picture below.
Update: The flash based media file uploader in WordPress doesn’t work when I click the Choose file to upload button after I upgraded to Flash player 10.
Posted by : May 15, 2008
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Mono, an open source project sponsored by Novell has released Moonlight 0.6 with profile 1.0 and profile 2.0. Moonlight profile 1.0 is based on Silverlight v1.0 and Moonlight profile 2.0 is based on Silverlight v2.0. Silverlight is Microsoft‘s answer to dethrone Adobe’s flash player. Moonlight is Silverlight for Linux.