Microsoft Silverlight - What the hell?

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Microsoft Silverlight - What the hell?

Postby thamarok » 2007-04-30 20:25

http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/default01.aspx
Microsoft® SilverlightTM is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.
It seems like Microsoft has developed its own interactive web content player like Adobe Flash, but they require you to install the .NET Framework which is more than 500Mb! Hmm... "cross-browser", "cross-platform", yeah right! I bet it works only on Windows (Internet Explorer) and Mac OS X (Safari), because those are the only operating systems for which Silverlight has been developed..

I truly hope people won't use and spread the usage of Silverlight to make interactive web games like those in Miniclip :(

Microsoft is clearly trying to get Linux out of the window! :evil:
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Postby esaym » 2007-04-30 20:52

Yea it really sucks. And knowing MS they would probably pay a website to use it :?
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Postby hash » 2007-04-30 20:54

grr.. as if flash wasnt enough.

500MB?? wtf? I doubt if even M$ is that .. dumb. I guess its the dev env only ..and surely not for the client?

Mind you, I dont mind flash games an videos.
But I hate it when the entire page is flash ..you cant get links to pages..normal navigation does work ..grr..grr
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Postby llivv » 2007-04-30 20:58

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Postby thamarok » 2007-05-01 16:28

llivv wrote:marketing theory!
sliverlight = a stinkpad for every child
Yup that's how they got their monopoly so big :(
@hash: The .NET Framework, which is just the client is 500Mb in size; the 100Mb file you download from www.microsoft.com just downloads the extra 400Mb while it is "installing"..
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Postby JayaQ » 2007-05-01 19:43

Everyone is using flash and that is something that won't change the next few years. If they wanted to Silverlight to be a success they ahd to release it years ago.

I used pageflakes a while (build upon Microsofts version of AJAX) and it just sucks comparing to other AJAX based websites like Netvibes.

Like the logo though.
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Postby Vergil » 2007-05-02 03:11

It could be usable via mono.....
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Postby JayaQ » 2007-05-02 06:35

I'm wondering what it really looks like since that movie is certainly not made in silverlight. And with a skilled flash developer it can be made in flash.
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Postby thamarok » 2007-05-02 11:57

JayaQ wrote:I'm wondering what it really looks like since that movie is certainly not made in silverlight. And with a skilled flash developer it can be made in flash.
That's odd, when trying that silverlight page through my Windows 2000 PC, it says that I need Silverlight to watch the video :?:
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Postby Vergil » 2007-05-04 03:56

Vergil wrote:It could be usable via mono.....

Looks like it could be
http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?si ... 9&from=rss
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Postby JayaQ » 2007-05-04 19:19

thamarok wrote:
JayaQ wrote:I'm wondering what it really looks like since that movie is certainly not made in silverlight. And with a skilled flash developer it can be made in flash.
That's odd, when trying that silverlight page through my Windows 2000 PC, it says that I need Silverlight to watch the video :?:

It's just an movie file here...

The whole link to the movie itself:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... lcid=0x409

Definitely a wmv file.
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