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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2008-03-17

stop shoving random links into your comments hoping they prove your point.

just because nbc decided to use silverlight for the olympics streams it does not mean it was a standard. It was one ONE site. Also as I recall moonlight also worked with those streams.

Just because you put standard in speech marks does not allow you to redefine its meaning.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

stop shoving random links into your comments hoping they prove your point.


I don't have to hope for anything ... the message behind the story I linked to was perfectly plain for everyone to follow. It speaks for itself.

just because nbc decided to use silverlight for the olympics streams it does not mean it was a standard. It was one ONE site. Also as I recall moonlight also worked with those streams. Just because you put standard in speech marks does not allow you to redefine its meaning.


Microsoft sponsored NBC to use Silverlight for the Olympics. They made a significant number of similar deals and attempts to make a deal elsewhere as well.

I guess even Microsoft cannot continue to pay everybody to use their stuff forever ... even for Microsoft there comes a time when they had to announce a new strategy for their failing products that no-one wants.

Which thought, BTW, handily brings us right back on topic for this thread, doesn't it?

"Microsoft Changes Silverlight Strategy, focusses on HTML5".

Indeed. Obvious enough I suppose, but welcome nevertheless.

Edited 2010-10-31 21:53 UTC

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