Linked by Kyuss on Mon 13th May 2013 01:31 UTC
Microsoft "Most people understand that Windows is used by a variety of people who have a variety of needs, ranging from corporate server to workstation to POS terminals to home PC and beyond. Most people accept that whenever Microsoft updates Windows, it has to balance the competing requirements to find some kind of workable compromise. There is however another set of competing requirements that many do not really register, even those that call themselves power users or are IT admins. It is a conflict between developers/programmers and Microsoft itself."
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RE: Moonies
by Nelson on Mon 13th May 2013 03:24 UTC in reply to "Moonies"
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Silverlight wanted to be a web platfom. It never got to be one before HTML5 got good enough and it instead turned into a very specialized Line of Business application platform.

Silverlight was extremely good because it supported cross platform execution Out of Browser and platform agnostic integration with the host. It was an extremely attractive proposition for existing .NET shops who were invested in Microsoft technologies.

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