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jmorlan
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[News] MS shuts down silverlight.net

»www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-sh···-updates
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dandelion
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This adds to the other news of general information regarding MS seems to be loosing money lately. I wonder how on the whole this will affect windows and future development.



urbanriot
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Well really, what did we use Silverlight for? In Canada it was required to view the Olympic games and Intel used it for their awful Intel Server Configurator that usually doesn't work.

Very strange that Microsoft would try to do something that's already done by Flash... coders have told me that Silverlight was great to work with so maybe that's a possible explanation.



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I dumped Silverlight off my systems almost a year ago, partly just to simplify Win Updates. But in reality, there simply was no discernible need for it here. For whatever reason, it seems it was never adopted by that many sites.
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BillRoland
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»www.itnews.com.au/News/259910,si···ans.aspx



Ctrl Alt Del
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said by urbanriot:

Well really, what did we use Silverlight for?

Netflix instant streaming.
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Gone Fishing
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quote:
w w w . z d n e t . c o m
Microsoft pulls the plug on its Silverlight.Net site

By Mary Jo Foley

...

I asked a Microsoft what, if anything, the company planned to do to fix the myriad broken Silverlight links. A spokesperson emailed me the following statment:

...

"The consolidation of this content does not impact Microsoft’s Silverlight offering.We released Silverlight 5 in December 2011 and we’ve committed to supporting Silverlight into the year 2021.”

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More@ »www.zdnet.com/microsoft-pulls-th···0008494/
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OZO
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I never used it. I remember it was required to see Olympics DRM protected content, but that's probably it...
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darcilicious
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reply to Ctrl Alt Del

said by Ctrl Alt Del:

said by urbanriot:

Well really, what did we use Silverlight for?

Netflix instant streaming.

Only on Windows and not for any of the other platforms.
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Ctrl Alt Del
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said by darcilicious:

said by Ctrl Alt Del:

said by urbanriot:

Well really, what did we use Silverlight for?

Netflix instant streaming.

Only on Windows and not for any of the other platforms.

And Mac.
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darcilicious
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Good point!



Dustyn
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Mehh... not a lot but I still have it installed just in case. I'd rather just see it die along with Adobe Flash and just use HTML5 for everything.
»memorabilia.hardrock.com/ (perfect example on how to design a great website with Silverlight)
»www.hotelcandelaria.pt/ (perfect example on how to design a terrible website with Silverlight)
»postvision.net/SilverMotion/Demo···ame.aspx
»postvision.net/SilverMotion/DemoTech.aspx
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