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]: If I had to choose...
by Neolander on Sun 31st Oct 2010 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE: If I had to choose..."
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If I remember well, on my Athlon 3000+/1GB RAM/7800GT config, it was a bit heavy for video playback but still acceptable (~20-30% CPU on Ubuntu 9.04 vs 60+% on older releases).

On Mac, I heard that there were some major improvements for some Mac hardware using the "Gala" beta, too.

Edited 2010-10-31 09:06 UTC

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RE[3]: If I had to choose...
by _txf_ on Sun 31st Oct 2010 11:30 in reply to "RE[2]: If I had to choose..."
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Major, but still not good.

On the smallest youtube video I get 30% cpu usage. On 720p it climbs up to 50%. This is all with the latest beta flash for mac.

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RE[4]: If I had to choose...
by Nelson on Sun 31st Oct 2010 15:13 in reply to "RE[3]: If I had to choose..."
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Exactly. Silverlight absolutely crushes Flash when it comes to performance on OSX. It's not a competition.

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