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Microsoft Silverlight

User
  • 6.2
  • Not bad
  • 161
Softonic
  • 7
  • Good
  • Good
Your rating:
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  1. 0
License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
5.1.20913 09/10/13
Last month's downloads:
9,555
Size:
12.5 MB
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Microsoft Silverlight is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

You'll also need:

Minimum requirements
Framework: Internet Explorer 6 ou plus récent.
Firefox: Firefox 1.5 ou plus récent Firefox
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Available languages

  • English
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Versions of Microsoft Silverlight

All versions of Microsoft Silverlight
Version License Language O.S. Download
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20913 09/10/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.40723.0 19/06/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 19/06/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 19/06/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Limitations

Microsoft's answer to Adobe Air

Nick Mead

Pros
  • Lightweight plug-in
  • Streams high resolution and HD video
  • Smooth streaming support
Cons
  • No support Flash or AAC content
  • Streams can take some time to start
  • Inferior to Adobe Air

"Not Required By Many Sites"

  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • usability7
  • Stability8
  • Installation8
  • Functionality6
  • Appearance7

Microsoft Silverlight currently isn't used by many sites. And Microsoft has changed from trying to compete with Flash Player to now trying to compete with Adobe AIR. With Microsoft confused not to many sites use Silverlight and aren't even sure what Microsoft truly has planned for Silverlight in the end.

If like to install all plugins so you don't miss out then by all means install Microsoft Silverlight. But chances are you won't run into many sites that require it ... at least anytime soon. Microsoft needs to know what the final purpose for Silverlight will be before web developers know.

All in all to me it's better safe than sorry. I install all plugins so I don't miss out on anything. However if your one who doesn't like to install a bunch of stuff, go ahead and avoid installing Silverlight until you come across a site or product that requires it.

Pros
  • Easy To Install
  • Free
Cons
  • Not Used By Many Sites
  • Microsoft Not Sure Of How Silverlight Will Be Developed

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