Saturday, November 21, 2009

Will Microsoft's Silverlight dampen the appeal of Google's Chrome OS? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

A useful comparison – see the full post for more details

I understand Silverlight is not an operating system. But some Google watchers are questioning whether the Chrome OS is actually an operating system, either, or just a glorified browser. Unlike Silverlight, which can run on a variety of PCs and soon, phones, Google OS is going to be a dedicated Linux-based netbook OS that will only work with certain predesignated peripherals. Microsoft already offers a netbook OS — Windows — which doesn’t force you to run all apps inside your browser — and which works with lots of different devices.

Would you go so far as to say the Chrome OS is going to be more of a Silverlight competitor than a WIndows one? I’m thinking right now that may seem a bit far-fetched, but as more and more apps are designed to run in Silverlight, maybe not….?

Will Microsoft's Silverlight dampen the appeal of Google's Chrome OS? All about Microsoft ZDNet.com

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