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Old 12-28-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

the greatest thing since popcorn....

Or another meaningless "term" from MS....
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

Don't know and don't care, as I will probably never use what every Silverlight is.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

I installed the beta on xp just for the hell of it and then windows update wouldn't work. I uninstalled it and windows update worked again.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:51 AM   #4
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

It's "Microsoft Flash".

With the weight MS is throwing behind the technology, you may have to install it sooner or later.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:44 AM   #5
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

but we already have flash.
Cant they do something different, innovative, rather than re-inventing the wheel?
And anyway, what can flash do that Java cant?
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:36 AM   #6
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

Well, they aren't the only ones "reinventing" it. The open source folks have developed "Gnash." Microsoft's reason is that they want to take over the market (big surprise). The GNU Project folks (Free Software Foundation) want to distance themselves from proprietary software, even if it is free.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:00 PM   #7
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

OK---I get it.....

So now----ANY and EVERY Microsoft site in the world that you visit will have some neat AV stuff on it----but you will only be able to see it with Silverlight as Flash will no longer work on those files.....

Capitalism.....

Gotta love it.....
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:08 PM   #8
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

Yeah, it's not a Flash runtime, like Gnash, it's spiritually the same thing. Only using C# as the language and with all sorts of other things. Rich Embedded Applications or whatever the hell they're going to call it.

Basically, if you're a serious web developer and not a corporate stooge you'll use HTML+CSS+JavaScript instead and build for the web, not for plug-ins. (Yes, if you build Flash websites you should be flogged and possibly even keelhauled.)
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:05 AM   #9
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

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OK---I get it.....

So now----ANY and EVERY Microsoft site in the world that you visit will have some neat AV stuff on it----but you will only be able to see it with Silverlight as Flash will no longer work on those files.....

Capitalism.....

Gotta love it.....
Are you saying Microsoft should not be allowed to invent their own way of doing things?

Seems nobody ever has a problem when someone duplicates Microsoft's products.
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OK---I get it.....

So now----ANY and EVERY Microsoft site in the world that you visit will have some neat AV stuff on it----but you will only be able to see it with Silverlight as Flash will no longer work on those files.....

Capitalism.....

Gotta love it.....
Are you saying Microsoft should not be allowed to invent their own way of doing things?

Seems nobody ever has a problem when someone duplicates Microsoft's products.

If it helps you sleep, Silverlight is apparently not 64-bit, so it won't work in 64-bit browsers, and therefore is useless to me. Like Flash.
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Are you saying Microsoft should not be allowed to invent their own way of doing things?

Seems nobody ever has a problem when someone duplicates Microsoft's products.

If it helps you sleep, Silverlight is apparently not 64-bit, so it won't work in 64-bit browsers, and therefore is useless to me. Like Flash.
Not at all....I think you misinterpreted my meaning....

I love capitalism and it's freewheeling ways....

Competition is EVERYTHING...

Forces innovation and keeps prices resonable....

Sometimes the consumer has to deal with a blizzard of different "standards" because of it-----but in the end---it turns out better for the common Joe. (Me).....

I was just making fun of what is going to happen......

And it WILL happen.....Microsoft is too smart and too big to let a possible revenue stream go unchallenged....

Of course there was/is the Vista fiasco....

But then again----all 7 of my owned computers run Vista so what does that say about me......
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Basically, if you're a serious web developer and not a corporate stooge you'll use HTML+CSS+JavaScript instead and build for the web, not for plug-ins. (Yes, if you build Flash websites you should be flogged and possibly even keelhauled.)
Purist!!!

I'm happy to be a corporate stooge, so long as it pays better to be so...
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Purist!!!

I'm happy to be a corporate stooge, so long as it pays better to be so...
Hehe... You betcha.

On intranets I don't care one bit. And if you have to do it to keep food on the table, sure. I'm not against people, y'know, living.

But on the Internet, if you build sites that require plug-ins when you don't need to, then it ticks me off. Like with Flash, you can't bookmark a page within a flash site. So it basically breaks the Internet. Yay.
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Re: What is Silverlight?----and Why Do I Care????

Silverlight is a new cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the .NET Framework for building and delivering the next generation of media experiences and Rich Interactive Applications(RIA) for the web. It runs in all popular browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera. The plugin required to run Silverlight is very small in size hence gets installed very quickly.
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Silverlight was supposed to be microsoft's Flash. It's a VERY powerful tool that lets you built c#-driven objects into webpages, which means you can easily program games, media players, or even interactive ads. It was supposed to make everyone suddenly want to program in c# , and use microsoft tools, and forget about html5. For some reason, people are very reluctant to use microsoft tools, and so, microsoft's plant to web domination must be revised.
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