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NBC Makes Web Olympics Viewing Tough for Mac Users

NBC Makes Web Olympics Viewing Tough for Mac Users

by , 3:50 PM EDT, August 11th, 2008

Macs users who have a PowerPC Mac are out of luck if they want to watch the Beijing Olympics at NBC.com. For those who do have an Intel Mac, they'll have to download Microsoft's Silverlight, still in beta.

PowerPC Mac users will get this message if they try to watch video at the NBC Universal site.


However, if you have an Intel Mac, the challenge isn't over. In addition to Adobe's Flash, which most Mac users have installed, Silverlight, still in beta, is also required, along with its corresponding Microsoft license agreement.


 

Apple and NBC have had their differences in the past. That schism along with competing standards for the delivery of Internet video is making life difficult for Mac users who want to enjoy watching the Beijing Olympics at NBC.com

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