Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2007 22:22 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Microsoft has given a go-to-market name for its cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering the next generation of user experiences and rich Internet applications for the Web. The technology formerly known as WPF/E is now known as Silverlight.
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not that exciting yet
by chris_vickerson on Tue 17th Apr 2007 01:26 UTC
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two things that struck me as being total let-downs:

1. despite its association to WPF it's missing a lot of things that would make it a more general purpose technology. For example there is no support for any native input elements. Not even a simple textbox.

2. the minimum system requirements for the mac were so ridiculous huge (I'm not exaggerating at all) compared to windows. I'm sure someone will find it and post it.

basically WPF/E or Silverlight has a ways to go before it'll get any attention from my team (ya-ya, I'm sure MS is crushed by that too :/).

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