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Silverlight?

  1. #1


    CWLee Guest

    Silverlight?


    Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

    Just received an update notice for something called
    "Silverlight". It is optional, not recommended. A Google
    search provides plenty of gooblegoop about enhanced
    interface and interactive experiences - but nothing that I
    can really understand very well. Can anyone here describe,
    in terms a low-tech user might understand (in contrast to
    someone who is going to write software or prepare ads on
    websites) just what benefits an average user (email, web
    browsing) might get from downloading this item?

    Many thanks.

    --
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    CWLee
    Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    promote for performance, not preferences.


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  2. #2


    On the Bridge! Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    almost no sites (but the microsoft ones) use this yet...

    Its just another try-to-catch-up thing from Microsoft.. trying to make
    something equivlent to flash technology.

    Whenever you visit some of the microsoft sites you get an annoying pop up
    prompting you to install this.

    I have done so in the past.. but really its usless still..... I avoid
    installing it.

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    You just format the drive , Clive
    Get a New Mac , Jack
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    Just get yourself free
    Boot from a *nix, Jix
    You don't need to discuss much
    Install XP, Lee
    And get yourself free



    "CWLee" <cdubyalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OAIQbDNeIHA.1824@xxxxxx

    >
    > Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    >
    > Just received an update notice for something called "Silverlight". It is
    > optional, not recommended. A Google search provides plenty of gooblegoop
    > about enhanced interface and interactive experiences - but nothing that I
    > can really understand very well. Can anyone here describe, in terms a
    > low-tech user might understand (in contrast to someone who is going to
    > write software or prepare ads on websites) just what benefits an average
    > user (email, web browsing) might get from downloading this item?
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    > --
    > ----------
    > CWLee
    > Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    > cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    > promote for performance, not preferences.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    "CWLee" <cdubyalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OAIQbDNeIHA.1824@xxxxxx

    >
    > Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    >
    > Just received an update notice for something called "Silverlight". It is
    > optional, not recommended. A Google search provides plenty of gooblegoop
    > about enhanced interface and interactive experiences - but nothing that I
    > can really understand very well. Can anyone here describe, in terms a
    > low-tech user might understand (in contrast to someone who is going to
    > write software or prepare ads on websites) just what benefits an average
    > user (email, web browsing) might get from downloading this item?

    There's no point in installing it until you want to use a website that uses
    it. I have not found any that use it do far - not even Windows Live
    SkyDrive.

    ss.



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  4. #4


    On the Bridge! Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    some microsoft sites use it (that usually have help and information)

    also I am sure they will "push it" with ie8

    they want it to become a standard that lots of people will use...

    --
    50 Ways to leave your Vista....

    CHORUS:

    You just format the drive , Clive
    Get a New Mac , Jack
    Y'don't need that crap toy, Roy
    Just get yourself free
    Boot from a *nix, Jix
    You don't need to discuss much
    Install XP, Lee
    And get yourself free



    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ueRy6LNeIHA.5900@xxxxxx

    > "CWLee" <cdubyalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OAIQbDNeIHA.1824@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    >>
    >> Just received an update notice for something called "Silverlight". It is
    >> optional, not recommended. A Google search provides plenty of gooblegoop
    >> about enhanced interface and interactive experiences - but nothing that I
    >> can really understand very well. Can anyone here describe, in terms a
    >> low-tech user might understand (in contrast to someone who is going to
    >> write software or prepare ads on websites) just what benefits an average
    >> user (email, web browsing) might get from downloading this item?
    >
    >
    > There's no point in installing it until you want to use a website that
    > uses it. I have not found any that use it do far - not even Windows Live
    > SkyDrive.
    >
    > ss.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
    http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "CWLee" <cdubyalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OAIQbDNeIHA.1824@xxxxxx

    >
    > Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    >
    > Just received an update notice for something called "Silverlight". It is
    > optional, not recommended. A Google search provides plenty of gooblegoop
    > about enhanced interface and interactive experiences - but nothing that I
    > can really understand very well. Can anyone here describe, in terms a
    > low-tech user might understand (in contrast to someone who is going to
    > write software or prepare ads on websites) just what benefits an average
    > user (email, web browsing) might get from downloading this item?
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    > --
    > ----------
    > CWLee
    > Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    > cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    > promote for performance, not preferences.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    GJ.Oomens Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:32:29 -0800, "Ronnie Vernon MVP"
    <rv@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
    >http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx
    Does it support Internet Explorer 64 bit? I guess it doesn't.
    --
    Gérard

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  7. #7


    kookieman Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    I use Skydrive for backinf up my photos online. 5 gig with a great batch
    upload tool.

    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ueRy6LNeIHA.5900@xxxxxx

    > "CWLee" <cdubyalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OAIQbDNeIHA.1824@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    >>
    >> Just received an update notice for something called "Silverlight". It is
    >> optional, not recommended. A Google search provides plenty of gooblegoop
    >> about enhanced interface and interactive experiences - but nothing that I
    >> can really understand very well. Can anyone here describe, in terms a
    >> low-tech user might understand (in contrast to someone who is going to
    >> write software or prepare ads on websites) just what benefits an average
    >> user (email, web browsing) might get from downloading this item?
    >
    >
    > There's no point in installing it until you want to use a website that
    > uses it. I have not found any that use it do far - not even Windows Live
    > SkyDrive.
    >
    > ss.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    Ah, but unlike flash it does work on the IE64


    "GJ.Oomens" <gj.news@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0ac9s3pdnj3e5i3abeodnpgieoc8uuqul0@xxxxxx

    > On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:32:29 -0800, "Ronnie Vernon MVP"
    > <rv@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx
    >
    > Does it support Internet Explorer 64 bit? I guess it doesn't.
    > --
    > Gérard

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    On the Bridge! Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    If it becomes any threat to adobe, adobe will make a 64 bit version... lol

    --
    50 Ways to leave your Vista....

    CHORUS:

    You just format the drive , Clive
    Get a New Mac , Jack
    Y'don't need that crap toy, Roy
    Just get yourself free
    Boot from a *nix, Jix
    You don't need to discuss much
    Install XP, Lee
    And get yourself free



    "John Barnes" <jbarnes@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23WvixhOeIHA.1184@xxxxxx

    > Ah, but unlike flash it does work on the IE64
    >
    >
    > "GJ.Oomens" <gj.news@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:0ac9s3pdnj3e5i3abeodnpgieoc8uuqul0@xxxxxx

    >> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:32:29 -0800, "Ronnie Vernon MVP"
    >> <rv@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>

    >>>Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
    >>>http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx
    >>
    >> Does it support Internet Explorer 64 bit? I guess it doesn't.
    >> --
    >> Gérard
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Silverlight?

    No doubt.

    "On the Bridge!" <On@xxxxxx,Bridge> wrote in message
    news:47c4cce0@xxxxxx-privat.org...

    > If it becomes any threat to adobe, adobe will make a 64 bit version... lol
    >
    > --
    > 50 Ways to leave your Vista....
    >
    > CHORUS:
    >
    > You just format the drive , Clive
    > Get a New Mac , Jack
    > Y'don't need that crap toy, Roy
    > Just get yourself free
    > Boot from a *nix, Jix
    > You don't need to discuss much
    > Install XP, Lee
    > And get yourself free
    >
    >
    >
    > "John Barnes" <jbarnes@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23WvixhOeIHA.1184@xxxxxx

    >> Ah, but unlike flash it does work on the IE64
    >>
    >>
    >> "GJ.Oomens" <gj.news@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:0ac9s3pdnj3e5i3abeodnpgieoc8uuqul0@xxxxxx

    >>> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:32:29 -0800, "Ronnie Vernon MVP"
    >>> <rv@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
    >>>>http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx
    >>>
    >>> Does it support Internet Explorer 64 bit? I guess it doesn't.
    >>> --
    >>> Gérard
    >>
    >
    >

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