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Introducing Microsoft Silverlight

Pete Brown - 16 April 2007

Microsoft changed the name of WPF/E to Microsoft Silverlight. This has to be the first time I've seen Microsoft go from a production-like name (WPF/E) to a codename (Silverlight). I guess they figured they needed something nicer than the usual jargon. To me, the name also suggests a stronger break between this web technology and the richer WPF

Tim Sneath has the full details here.

Also interesting to me is the lack of Linux support. When WPF/E was introduced a year+ back, the target platforms were Windows, Mac and Linux. I'll be interested to see if the idea of letting third parties handle the Linux port still floats.

posted by Pete Brown on Monday, April 16, 2007
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