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: What does this mean
by sukru on Fri 29th Oct 2010 22:19 UTC in reply to "What does this mean"
sukru
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Until Flash reaches the performance of Silverlight in video playback, I don't think it would happen.

Yes it's not really cross platform (Moonlight is halfway there), and not gained very high traction, however there are quite a few areas where Silverlight is ahead of competition. One is multimedia, the second one is language support (C#, VB, F#, Python, Ruby, JS, and more), and of course another one is performance - the code is JIT'd most of the time.

So it won't be the flash replacement, but will probably stay in its (small) market for a while.

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