Microsoft's 'Flash-killer' now supports Firefox on the Mac

Microsoft's 'Flash-killer' now supports Firefox on the Mac

Summary: The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) test builds of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E) product went live this week. As of this build, Microsoft is supporting, for the first time, the Firefox on the Mac.

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The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) test builds of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E) product went live this week. As of this build, Microsoft is supporting, for the first time, the Firefox on the Mac.

WPF/E is, in Microsoft's words, "a browser enhancement module that enables browsers to render rich content in addition to HTML." Microsoft officials have said that WPF/E will support IE 6.0, 7.0, Firefox 1.5.0.8+ and 2.0+, and Apple's Safari, among other browsers.

The February Mac download of WPF/E, available as of February 1, supports both Safari and Firefox. The new WPF/E test builds also include better JavaScript application programming interface (API) support, performance tweaks, full-screen mode and other additions, as noted by my ZDNet blogging colleague, Ryan Stewart.

No word yet on when Beta 1 of WPF/E will hit. Maybe at Mix '07 in late April

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