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Microsoft Silverlight ?

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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:12 PM

I was checking for updates on the Microsoft site today and Microsoft Silverlight was mentioned as a optional download.

Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB951213)
Date last published: 5/19/2008
Download size: 1.4 MB
Microsoft Silverlight is a lightweight browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox that blends animation, audio/video, and interactivity to deliver richer Web site experiences.

After reading the above I am still not sure what this download actually does.

Could someone explain it a little more thoroughly ?

Is it something good to have on my computer ?

Thank You for your time.

Dennis :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:34 PM


Silverlight is a runtime, similar to Java type technologies. From what I can read, one of its main points is to put audio and video into one stream. Take a look at that link above for more detailed info.

It is currently in alpha stages. There would be no advantage to having it installed on your computer as of this moment.

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#3 Dennis H

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for the reply Panda. I will hold off downloading it.

Dennis :thumbsup:

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