The story about Silverlight and aghost.js

The story about Silverlight and aghost.js

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Microsoft Silverlight Logo 

As many of you already noticed, the official name for "WPF/E" is out there, it is Microsoft Silverlight. We are very happy to have something that is easy to remember like Silverlight instead the former code name. Note that if you have the Feb CTP version of Silverlight (Windows or Mac) installed, the site will look slightly different than the way it looks like if you do not have it installed (specifically the online video playback as well as samples are displayed with Silverlight installed).

Now that the brand is out, it is time to solve the old speculation on the source of the name aghost.js. Although we knew the name Silverlight for some time, we could not use it on the actual product. However, the product team came up with a clever idea to have the name already inside the product without actually saying it. Ag is the chemical sign for Silver; hence aghost is the hosting environment for Silverlight.

Let me know if any of you made the connection.

Happy times.



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  • Official name for WPF/E is Silverlight

  • Quem já leu o meu artigo na revista Mundo.NET ou quem já está mexendo com o Silverlight, conhecido anteriormente

  • Awesome. MSFT rules! Keep up the outstanding work guys.

  • It is important for EVERY computer user worldwide to make sure SILVERLIGHT dies a FAST death. It's a "lockin" technology from the world's worst thieves and most dishonest company... "Microsoft".

    If you see it installed on ANY machine, Kill It. If you see someone talking about it, make sure they know it's from Microsoft, and not something they want within 700 miles of them.

    Silverlight must be destroyed at every turn. Do your part to make sure it never sees the light of day. If you see it used on a Webpage, be sure the Webmaster knows this will NOT BE Tolerated, and anyone using Silverlight will be blacklisted within the Web community.

    Do your part to keep the Web FREE... Thanks!

  • Umm... Silverlight is free...

    You really should stop cutting the meds in half and get out of the house more often.

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