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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RE[2]: Good news for HTML5 ...
by poundsmack on Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Good news for HTML5 ..."
poundsmack
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"This has been the trend Silverlight has been going in for a while. Moving from a web based flash competitor, to a client side technology. It's going to converge with WPF and become the One UI Toolkit To Rule Them All."

that's been the plan since before 2.0 was released. after version 1 and around the time 2 was about to be deployed to the world Microsoft realized that Silverlight could be better poised than a flash competitor and quite frankly silverlight is wonderful to work with. i look forward to it's further integration into windows and windows CE

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