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By Joseph.Volcy
via itjoblog.co.uk
Published: Nov 23 2009 / 08:42

I'm just back from Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, where the star of the show was the latest update to the Silverlight browser plug-in that lets you run .NET applications cross-platform and within the browser. The pace of development is remarkable. It is only 9 months ago that we were first shown the beta of Silverlight 3, at the Mix conference in March. Silverlight 3 was fully released in July; and now we have version 4.0 beta, with release promised for the first half of 2010.
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RawThinkTank replied ago:

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Just try to run you SL apps in linux, trust me, nothing will make sense there.

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polterguy replied ago:

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Silverlight is not an answer, Silverlight is a question. The answer is NO...!

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Joey.Rodman replied ago:

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well i partly agree with you guys that may be silverlight is not perfect for linux, but on the other side i dont hink it was meant to... At the end of the day, it can simply be a question of personal preference.

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polterguy replied ago:

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Ref; "At the end of the day, it can simply be a question of personal preference."
NO! It's a question of whether or not one as a developer is willing to give the maximum amount of control to ones customers or if one is willing to put all bets on a 3rd Party "component vendor" on behalf of ones customers.

Lock-in is lock-in, and as a developer one has the obligation to making sure that ones customers is not being locked in by chooses one does...

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