Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 23:57 UTC
Internet Explorer "At last year's PDC, held in November, Microsoft showed a graph showing scores of a variety of Web browsers in the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, to show off the progress that the company was making with Internet Explorer 9. Another such graph was shown off at the recent MIX event. What was most interesting about the graph was not IE9's progress, but Opera's."
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RE[4]: Wrong question.
by Laurence on Wed 24th Mar 2010 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong question."
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Can Silverlight play on multiple platforms then?

I've avoided the technology (for the reasons stated in my previous post) so I will admit I'm a touch ignorant in regards to it's multi-platform capabilities, but I was under the impression Microsoft released a Linux and OS X Silverlight player?

Or are you stating that Silverlight is a bit like OOXML - in theory it can run on any platform but in practice there's references to Microsoft-only technology that limited the products functionality on non-MS products.

Edited 2010-03-24 15:09 UTC

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RE[5]: Wrong question.
by anda_skoa on Wed 24th Mar 2010 20:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong question."
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

Can Silverlight play on multiple platforms then?

Depends on one's definition of "play" and "multiple platforms"

I've avoided the technology (for the reasons stated in my previous post) so I will admit I'm a touch ignorant in regards to it's multi-platform capabilities, but I was under the impression Microsoft released a Linux and OS X Silverlight player?

No, only for Windows and OS X, the the latter one is more limited, e.g. "PlayReady" (streaming of media from paranoid producers) is only available on Windows desktops.

Or are you stating that Silverlight is a bit like OOXML - in theory it can run on any platform but in practice there's references to Microsoft-only technology that limited the products functionality on non-MS products.


Exactly, though that should not come as a surprise.

There are free software implementations of some portions of Silverlight though, which can naturally be used on a much wider range of platforms.
But of course also more limited than the already limited OS X offering.

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RE[6]: Wrong question.
by Laurence on Wed 24th Mar 2010 21:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong question."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Ahhh.
Thanks for clarification.

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