Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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Nelson
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2005-11-29

[q]Don't go off on a tangent, you're like a goddamn robot, you don't respond to points made, you just regurgitate the same misinformation. Nothing regarding Silverlight streaming was particularly closed.


The VC1 codec is closed. The licensed H.264 codec is closed. Both of them are available only from microsoft, only as x86/x86_64 binary blobs, and only for SLED.


Parts of the Mono platform, required to run Moonlight on Linux, are closed. The license to run those is available only to SLED customers.


Actually they're far from requirements, hence why they're optional additional downloads.

The same way some HTML5 video is H264, other is WebM, and other is Theora, that's how Silverlight streaming works.

Again, I've asked you multiple times, to quit passing judgement on Silverlight as a whole based only on it's multimedia subsystem which is a very small slice of the pie.

Why not talk about XAML, or the C# language or runtime itself? All which have explicit non aggression promises from Microsoft. Why not talk about those?

Oh, doesn't fit your narrative, gotcha.

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