Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by rx182
Mono Project When Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie unveiled Silverlight at MIX07, he vowed that it would be a cross-platform technology. It appears as if the software giant is making good on that pledge: SD Times has learned that some of Microsoft's top developers have provided technical guidance for a Linux implementation of Silverlight.
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Hmm
by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 10th Aug 2007 00:48 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

I'll use Moonlight if it begins replacing enough Flash sites. However, I dont see Flash going anywhere soon, especially if it become Apples vs Apples when Flash 10 is released.

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RE: Hmm
by jayson.knight on Fri 10th Aug 2007 12:05 in reply to "Hmm"
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2005-07-06

"However, I dont see Flash going anywhere soon, especially if it become Apples vs Apples when Flash 10 is released."

Here's the thing: There are already millions of .Net developers out there who could quite literally ramp up on Silverlight in a single weekend...the programming model is very familiar, plus they can use whatever managed language they are using today. This IMO gives Silverlight a huge advantage over Flash so it'll be very interesting to see where things are 2 years from now. I personally see Silverlight taking a huge chunk of the market away from Flash, maybe even as much as half of their marketshare within 2 years?

I have nothing to back this up with, just a gut feeling given the current (very positive) response to Silverlight.

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