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Microsoft Revamps Download Center with SilverLight

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  1. malware New Member

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    Microsoft recently launched the beta version of the new Microsoft Download Center website that intends to be more convenient and easier to navigate than the current version. The new website is powered by SilverLight technology which is Microsoft’s anti-creation of Adobe Flash. You must have the SilverLight plugin for Firefox or Internet Explorer in order to view this new beta site. From now on when you enter the Download Center you'll be asked to try the new SilverLight Beta Center.

    Source: Sizlopedia
     
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    Just to let people know. I just went to look for silverlight on firefox"s add-ons and there isn't one yet.
     
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    just go to http://silverlight.net/ and in case you actually don't have it, you'll get a prompt. Microsoft worked on it's install good - super intuitive.
     
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    I'm glad that MS has the balls to compete with Flash rather than buy them out like the Adobe pussies. I've spent over $1,000 on Macromedia products and upgrades(Studio, Flash), but I'll not upgrade my products further because I don't want Adobe to see another dime of my money. I just hope the price is right on Silverlight.

    PS > I freaking hate Acrobat.
     
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    MS route is Visual Studio 2008 + Expression = way over $1000 ;)
    however, free tools and runtimes (SDKs) are there:
    http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/, considering Visual Studio Express it is possible to work on budget...
     
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    Speaking of acrobat, I hate the reader. I remember somebody saying something about an alternative that was pretty good, but I don't know what the name was, anybody have an idea?
     
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    Yea, it was called Macromedia FlashPaper. It didn't take 12 hours to load a document like acrobat does. Since the Macromedia Sell-out and Adobe buy-out, Adobe will have nothing to do with flashpaper.
     
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    Basard: for a free PDF Reader, look no further than Foxit Reader. ;)
     
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    oh yeah, thx i forgot i even asked this question
     

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