Silverlight Download

Feb 2, 2008 at 9:29 AM
Dear all, I am a web designer, and this is very interesting. I downloaded Silverlight and i think its really quite good. I wish to learn how to use this however, i am worried that the moment i use this and publish it online, users who visit my site would not want to download this 1mb Silverlight software.

Cant this download be incorporated into Microsoft's regular upgrades ??? If there are plans for it to be given to the public, is there a date for it?

Feb 4, 2008 at 3:39 PM
Silverlight is just a broswer plug-in just like Flash is. You may not even recall now, but the very first time you went to any website with Flash, you had to first download the Flash player plug-in before you could see it. Now, of course, Flash is so pervasive, it is not an issue anymore. Silverlight will also get there eventually, but it will take some time.

It's possible Microsoft could push it out as an automatic Windows update at some future date, but I wouldn't count on it for the time being.