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Do you have Silverlight installed?   [Edit]

Survey period: 21 Jul 2008 to 28 Jul 2008

We've all heard about it by now, and those who have visited a Microsoft site lately have certainly been, well, encouraged to install it. But have you?

OptionVotes% 
I have it installed on all my systems39627.07
I have it installed on at least one, but not all, of my systems51435.13
I"m not sure if I have it installed765.19
I don"t have it installed.37225.43
I don"t know what Silverlight is1057.18



 
General[Message Removed] Pin
Mojtaba Vali27-Jul-08 0:47
Mojtaba Vali27-Jul-08 0:47 
GeneralI Uninstalled silverlight [modified] Pin
Mohm'ed Melhem24-Jul-08 2:31
professionalMohm'ed Melhem24-Jul-08 2:31 
GeneralRe: I Uninstalled silver lights Pin
Seishin#24-Jul-08 23:53
Seishin#24-Jul-08 23:53 
GeneralWho uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
Brian Lowe23-Jul-08 8:52
Brian Lowe23-Jul-08 8:52 
GeneralRe: Who uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
Perspx23-Jul-08 23:39
Perspx23-Jul-08 23:39 
GeneralRe: Who uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
Austin Harris24-Jul-08 19:22
Austin Harris24-Jul-08 19:22 
GeneralRe: Who uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
theboywilse24-Jul-08 23:23
theboywilse24-Jul-08 23:23 
GeneralRe: Who uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
Seishin#24-Jul-08 23:54
Seishin#24-Jul-08 23:54 
GeneralRe: Who uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
mharr25-Jul-08 5:11
mharr25-Jul-08 5:11 
GeneralRe: Who uses SilverLight in anger? Pin
Socrates470BC25-Jul-08 12:51
Socrates470BC25-Jul-08 12:51 
The learning curve in both WPF and Silverlight is far too steep. Microsoft should be producing tools that are much easier to use and build on what developers already know. Most examples out there are trivial. Most datbinding examples use xml whereas most real world apps have huge databases to contend with. Very few examples deal with the security issues.

Microsoft most definitely does not want anyone from the UK using their products. Why else would they charge UK users 58% more for the product. Read this article.

Also, given the technical complexities, one would think that developers need a little more encouragement. Blend 2 come with Visual Studio Standard, but most .NET developers will already have paid for VS Studio professional and no allowance has been made for the overlap in the Microsoft pricing or for those who already have MSDN subscriptions.

Finally, I think that there are some major security holes in the silverlight model which should have been addressed in the initial releases.

Micorsoft may be blowing their trumpets, but are doing very little to really encourage developers. We will see what happens in a few years, but for the moment they have not quite hit the nail on the head.

Sox

GeneralDouble quotes? Pin
Ravi Bhavnani23-Jul-08 8:33
professionalRavi Bhavnani23-Jul-08 8:33 
GeneralSilverlight needs an auto-update! Pin
Sam Rahimi23-Jul-08 5:00
Sam Rahimi23-Jul-08 5:00 
GeneralRe: Silverlight needs an auto-update! Pin
The Cake of Deceit23-Jul-08 8:57
The Cake of Deceit23-Jul-08 8:57 
JokeA better Silverlight... Pin
The Cake of Deceit22-Jul-08 4:09
The Cake of Deceit22-Jul-08 4:09 
GeneralSilverlight versions Pin
Tuomas Hietanen22-Jul-08 2:25
Tuomas Hietanen22-Jul-08 2:25 
GeneralDon't know what it is and don't know how to vote, either! Pin
Paul S Ganney22-Jul-08 0:19
Paul S Ganney22-Jul-08 0:19 
GeneralI don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
Uli6621-Jul-08 23:11
Uli6621-Jul-08 23:11 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
Rachel Mant22-Jul-08 0:00
Rachel Mant22-Jul-08 0:00 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
R2B223-Jul-08 6:17
R2B223-Jul-08 6:17 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
Rachel Mant27-Sep-08 0:51
Rachel Mant27-Sep-08 0:51 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
R2B229-Sep-08 6:26
R2B229-Sep-08 6:26 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
Rachel Mant29-Sep-08 8:22
Rachel Mant29-Sep-08 8:22 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
R2B229-Sep-08 9:10
R2B229-Sep-08 9:10 
GeneralRe: I don't have it installed and I do not plan to do it Pin
Rachel Mant29-Sep-08 9:26
Rachel Mant29-Sep-08 9:26 
AnswerI dont have :-O it installed Pin
mannrak200321-Jul-08 19:50
mannrak200321-Jul-08 19:50 

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