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While reading through the Silverlight Runtime system requirements, I found two important (but under reported) limitations:

  • Silverlight 2 is only supported on OSX on Intel machines.  Silverlight 1.0 works on OSX on PowerPC's, but version 2 is Intel only.
  • The new support for Windows 2000 is only for Silverlight 2.  Silverlight 1.0 apps will not work there.

While I understand the Windows 2000 limitation.  Back porting the Silverlight 1.0 makes sense to me. But I hoped some of my Apple-savy readers (if I haven't pushed them all away) could tell me whether the PowerPC story matters.  Will non-support for Silverlight 2 matter to PowerPC Mac OSX users?


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  • RE: Silverlight Compatibility Confusion...  

    posted by JuggerNaut on Jun 06, 2008 20:29
    Does Silverlight matter at all?... I mean, we already have Adobe Flash; which is truly cross-platform!
  • RE: Silverlight Compatibility Confusion...  

    posted by iiordanov on Jun 09, 2008 02:36

    It is something like 'Why you need a new car when you have the old one?' :)

  • RE: Silverlight Compatibility Confusion...  

    posted by Sid Saxon on Jul 18, 2008 10:01

    I found it difficult to just find information about the cross browser compatibility. I like the concept but as someone else said, "We have Adobe Flash already in the mix." Why confuse things by adding another app or plug-in. ??


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