Quote: Originally Posted by dmex
The comments do raise a few interesting questions, Just a note: Silverlight is not forcibly installed on your system via Windows Update and does not get counted when presented as an optional update
ja, i understand... but i think you see where i'm coming from. MS has the leg up always in most categories... even if the opponent gets a head start. Take for example the consoles... it used to be nintendo sega sony. That playing field all but changed once sega dropped out and MS seen another opportunity to grab a slice of pie. With the brand name already established, it wasnt a very difficult leap for them, nor is that the case in most endeavors they take. Even tho the 360 has had major problems, ppl had the crave to go get one.
Unless you specifically need or have the use for adobe, which usually for most average users boils down to reading pdf files online. Now there are alternatives for that, smaller in size, etc. You cant also deny the fact of how MS steers ppl their way, take for example the Home Page, and links to download other MS products. Also there are alot of web designers testing and implementing SL since its new, imo. I cant speak inteligently enough on the internals of them both, but like i stated, i think this article is well explainable. If not for a particular website that displays documents in pdf, a person like my father wouldnt use adobe at all. And wouldnt think twice about installing it.