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 nt_jerkface on Wed 24th Mar 2010 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong question."
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Silverlight is not cross-platform.


It is cross-platform. It works across multiple platforms.

Maybe it isn't cross-platform enough for you, but that is a separate issue.

Silverlight is great competitor to Flash as seen by Bing maps.
http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/

You also have to remember that Silverlight is not just about what it can do, it's also about the framework. It allows .net developers to quickly adapt to web development. You can't expect those developers to switch to some HTML5 javascript implementation for the sake of your own ideals. The same goes for developers who are experts in Flex.

You should probably also save your advocacy energy for when HTML5 is ready to compete with Flash and Silverlight. It simply isn't ready yet.

Until then you can amuse yourself with these Flash games:
http://www.addictinggames.com/index.html

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