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04 Aug 2011   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
ms silverlight

whats the purpose of silverlight????????

is it success or failure??????????/


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04 Aug 2011   #2
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Try a search on Silverlight - lots of info out there.

Is it a success? In my opinion, not yet. To complicate matters, Microsoft as shifted focus a couple time regarding Silverlight. Here is one article to get you started:

The future of Silverlight and HTML 5 at Microsoft - Microsoft

Microsoft has pulled the plug on products/platforms in the past, leaving developers in the dark with no support (I got burned in the late '90s). Some developers are naturally reluctant to invest too much time on Silverlight.

Regards,
GEWB
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10 Aug 2011   #3
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

If I've ended up with Silverlight is there any downside to uninstalling it once it's in place?

Mark
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10 Aug 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
If I've ended up with Silverlight is there any downside to uninstalling it once it's in place?

Mark
Absolutely no downside IMHO. If you ever come across a website that demands Silverlight you can always reinstall it. If you want to uninstall go to control panel > programs and features. You may notice that the next time you receive updates from Microsoft they may try to include Silverlight again. You can always right-click > hide so you won't get nagged again.
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