It is with tremendous pleasure that I can reveal Microsoft Silverlight: our next-generation, cross-platform, cross-browser web client runtime. Silverlight (previously codenamed "WPF/E") is a lightweight subset of XAML for building rich media experiences on the web.
There's lots of material at the NAB virtual press room site, but I thought I'd share my top ten list of reasons why you might want to use Silverlight:
Now that Windows Vista is done, I'll be shifting the focus of my blog slightly - I'll still write just as much about WPF, but I'll also start to write about its web-based little brother, since they both are part of the same continuum and my day-to-day job incorporates both technologies equally. Rich interactive web-based and Windows-based content; it's an exciting time to be a client platform evangelist!
No Linux, it will die. There is already flash for linux so therefore it will proliferate
Why do you call it cross-platform if it doesn'r work on Linux?
If they want to be "cross platform" they should have a GNU/Linux client. GNU/Linux is not just a Geek toy, most of the people I know that use only GNU/Linux are novices, not just to GNU/Linux but to computers.
I love standards. I believe they are the foundation of the Internet, but they must be on GNU/Linux as well as Mac OS and Windows.
Why isn't there a version for Linux?
Microsoft hoy lanzó un nuevo formato y reproductor de video web que compite directamente contra Adobe Macromedia Flash y Apple Quicktime. Según Microsoft, su nueva tecnología que denomina Silverlight, es parecida a Flash en el sentido que se instala c
Adobe already has a product with wider customer base compatibility. Why would anyone consider SilverLight? To reduce their customer base? To eliminate potential revenue? To reduce customer satisfaction? I'm not seeing a business reason to use this product over the (existing, established) competition.
Are these just short-term limitations? Is there a roadmap to expand the platform compatibility? If so, what timeframes are we looking at?
It's been a busy day of announcements! Amidst the hubbub of the introduction of Silverlight, complete
That's great that it is for Mac and Windows... I think you somehow forgot Unix/Linux. Was that intentional?
Q: Is Microsoft considering support for additional operating systems?
A: "Microsoft is gathering feedback from customers like you on Silverlight and to help determine which platforms should be supported in the future."
Microsoft, don't ever claim Silverlight is "cross-platform" if you can't support other OSes besides Windows and Mac: why the need to ask for further feedback when it is obvious?
Microsoft has taken the covers off it’s high-def Flash competitor, Silverlight. The browser plugin is available for Windows & Mac for IE, Safari & Firefox (but not Opera for some reason). It’s still only the February WPF...
Microsoft have announced Microsoft Silverlight, our next generation, cross platform, cross browser runtime
Hello to a clean, well-lit name and good riddance to the worst code name ever, "WPF/E". Well, IceWeasel and Brady Bunch weren't stellar either but at least they were easier to type. Try typing "WPF/E" five times quickly and you'll...
At least they are "honest" that Sliverblight phones home WITH YOUR IP ADDRESS!
“WPF/E” (codename) will periodically ping Microsoft.com to verify its integrity (at which point the only information that will be communicated will be your IP address and the module version).
Flash will win this war, silverLight has less functionality and is 10 years behind.
What do you get if you give WPF/E a sexy new name and a sexy new logo (So so pretty!)? .... You get Microsoft