The county Sheriff’s Office has released a cool new online crime map to show calls to its communications center.
It’s free if you go here. It’s the latest example of how government finds itself “competing” with the media in providing information on the Web.
But there’s a hitch. The map depends on some Microsoft software called “Silverlight.” Silverlight is not compatable with all operating systems and browsers, however.
The warning is here. Click on “system requirements” to see the details.
Microsoft has a habit of wanting to support its own operating system — now Vista — and its browser, Internet Explorer, rather than its competitors, such as *some versions* of Apple Computer. A lot of people don’t like Microsoft for this reason.
Most PCs are Microsoft, but Apple is gaining share.