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Silverlight?

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CWLee

#1
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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On the Bridge!

#2
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
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



"CWLee" <cdubyalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
> 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.
>
 

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S

Synapse Syndrome

#3
"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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On the Bridge!

#4
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
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> "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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Ronnie Vernon MVP

#5
Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx


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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.
>
 

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kookieman

#7
I use Skydrive for backinf up my photos online. 5 gig with a great batch
upload tool.

"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "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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John Barnes

#8

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On the Bridge!

#9
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
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> 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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John Barnes

#10
No doubt.

"On the Bridge!" <On@xxxxxx,Bridge> wrote in message
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> 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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GSi-R

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#11
Just installed this update, and it don't work when using Firefox as your browser.

Viewed the page advertising Silverlight using my FF browser, and nothing. Switched the IE tab extension, and it works.
 

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GJ.Oomens

#12
On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:27:12 -0800, "John Barnes" <jbarnes@xxxxxx>
wrote:

>Ah, but unlike flash it does work on the IE64
It doesn't for me. No error. Just a request to install it. It installs
and only works in IE32.
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John Barnes

#13
You may well be right, but the pages, side by side in both are the same.
Maybe not being available in either.

"GJ.Oomens" <gj.news@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:27:12 -0800, "John Barnes" <jbarnes@xxxxxx>
> wrote:
>

>>Ah, but unlike flash it does work on the IE64
>
> It doesn't for me. No error. Just a request to install it. It installs
> and only works in IE32.
> --
> Gérard
 

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poppop3x

#14
Microsoft downloads has a beta page that uses silverlight.

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
> http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/overview/faq.aspx
>
>
> --
>
> 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.
>>
>
 

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Goodearl

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#17
Funny you say that considering I am running Vista x64 and loaded Silverlight to check out the animated wallpapers (see below). It will not work on my 64 build of IE and only occasionally on the 32 build. Silverlight takes a long time to load and all you get is a lousy homepage (when working. I usually get the annoying prompt to download; again, see below). I am left with the conclusion that these pages could have been built with flash... As a consumer, if I cannot see the whistles and bells, is it really worth anything?



Ah, but unlike flash it does work on the IE64


"GJ.Oomens" <gj.news@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:32:29 -0800, "Ronnie Vernon MVP"
> <rv@xxxxxx> wrote:
>

>>Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web: FAQ
>>Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web
>
> Does it support Internet Explorer 64 bit? I guess it doesn't.
> --
> Gérard
 

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