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It appears that Microsoft has released a piece of software for both the Mac and Windows. Thoughts?

http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/
Compelling cross-platform user experiences

Deliver media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web that incorporate video, animation, interactivity, and stunning user interfaces.
Seamless, fast installation for users, thanks to a small, on-demand, easy-to-install plug-in that is under 2 megabyte (MB) in size and works with all leading browsers.
Consistent experiences between Windows-based and Macintosh computers without any additional installation requirements.
Create richer, more compelling Web experiences that take greater advantage of the client for increased performance.
Stunning vector-based graphics, media, text, animation, and overlays that enable seamless integration of graphics and effects into any existing Web application.
Enhance existing standards/AJAX based applications with richer graphics and media, and improve their performance and capabilities by using Silverlight.
 

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System Requirements: Macintosh Computer with Power PC Processor

Supported operating systems: Apple Mac OS X
Supported browsers: Firefox 1.5.0.8, Firefox 2.0.x, and Apple Safari 2.0.4
Minimum recommended hardware: Power PC G3 500-megahertz (MHz) or faster processor


System Requirements: Macintosh Computer with Intel Processor

Supported operating systems: Apple Mac OS X
Supported browsers: Firefox 1.5.0.8, Firefox 2.0.x, and Apple Safari 2.0.4
Minimum recommended hardware: Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM
 

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System Requirements: Macintosh Computer with Intel Processor

Supported operating systems: Apple Mac OS X
Supported browsers: Firefox 1.5.0.8, Firefox 2.0.x, and Apple Safari 2.0.4
Minimum recommended hardware: Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM
 
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