Flash in Hand (and everywhere else)

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200-4853049.html?tag=mn_hd

Macromedia's Flash is quickly becoming the defacto GUI for interactive content both on the Web and off. Its feature-packed Flash 5 release sports server interaction, greater browser integration through ActionScript/JavaScript, and XML support. Already reaching 96% of Net surfers, CNET.com is reporting that Flash will soon be following the money from PC to the handheld, bundling its Flash Player with Microsoft's Pocket PC. Also, expect to see much-anticipated announcements of Flash 5 for Linux and Solaris.