Silverlight is a new technology developed by Microsoft for compelling cross platform experiences, flexible programming, and low cost delivery solutions. It is new and looking to displace both Adobe’s Flash technology and Apple’s Quicktime. They are already kind of treading on the Quick time color scheme, but i guess the sky doesn’t have a monopoly on the color blue either. Here are a few things that folks have said about this new product that will fuel a pc, a mac, and hopefully a commodore 64.
Compelling cross-platform user experiences
- Deliver media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIA) for the Web that incorporate video, animation, interactivity, and stunning user interfaces.
- Seamless, fast installation for users, thanks to a small, on-demand, easy-to-install plug-in that is less than 2 megabyte (MB) and works with all leading browsers.
- Consistent experiences between Macintosh computers and Windows-based personal computers without any additional installation requirements.
- Create richer, more compelling Web experiences that take greater advantage of the client for increased performance.
- Stunning vector-based graphics, media, text, animation, and overlays enable seamless integration of graphics and effects into any existing Web application.
- Enhance existing standards/AJAX-based applications with richer graphics and media, and improve their performance and capabilities by using Silverlight.
CNET has a few words about it when it was released, HERE
Some champ put together a few quotes about it HERE
Read more about it from the source HERE
See Adobe Flash vs. Microsoft’s Silverlight in REAL TIME HERE *
*This takes awhile and you can guess the results on your own.