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    What is Microsoft Silverlight?

    I just got it in my Windows Update to download it

    googling I found this http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

    but what is it really?
    "Would you mind not standing on my chest, my hats on fire." - The Doctor

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    It's M$ version of "Flash"..
    got to monopolize ( assimilate ) all of the software market. And
    is also the same as Davros saying "Exterminate"

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    I'll add that unlike Flash (which has its place), it allows one to use .Net languages; which are IMO much better than Actionscript. Yea, yea, I know one can use Flex but it's still not nearly as nice as C#, to me. I'm surprised it took them this long to try and compete w/ Flash but hey, whatever floats their boat.

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    ah k, flash competition, i guess it is harmless to install then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    i guess it is harmless to install then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    I just got it in my Windows Update to download it

    googling I found this http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

    but what is it really?
    I saw it on WU but did not download it.

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    Keep in mind that it will be quite useless until sites start embedding Silverlight content.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

    LRH

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    Keep in mind that it will be quite useless until sites start embedding Silverlight content.

    agreed.

    The Microsoft Partner site puts it to use in certain areas.. I was asked to install it the other day when I was bumbling around in the Partner portal. I can't remember exactly what the hell I needed it for.. must have been something pretty important.
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