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Silverlight will work with Opera

May 2, 2007

Microsoft Silverlight, which is a cross-browser plug-in for creating rich interactive applications, is getting lots of buzz these days.

I’ve seen many complaints on blogs and forums about Silverlight not working in Opera. I will have a bit more information about this later, but for now I can just say that Silverlight will work in Opera.

More later.

Update: More details on Silverlight support in Opera

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  1. May 2, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Sounds interesting, but it’s not Linux compatible (and being from Microsoft, probably never will be), so I doubt I’d use it.

  2. May 2, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    But it will work in opera on linux?

    The answer is no.

  3. May 2, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    I read they will also release a linux version, so i’m pretty sure that it will work with opera

  4. May 2, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Correct, at this point they’re only supporting Windows and Mac. I watched a video on Channel9 with one of the lead architects of Silverlight; he mentioned that he wouldn’t be surprised if they were to add Linux support at a later stage.

  5. May 3, 2007 at 12:15 am

    @Daniel Goldman
    How’s Opera 9.5 so far? hehe. You testing new features already?

  6. May 3, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Hey Daniel,

    Why don’t you share Opera 9.5 with us? 🙂

  7. May 3, 2007 at 3:27 am

    Daniel, you’re doing a good job in raising the tension. This are very good news, especially as many people will blame Opera for other people’s fault. I ask myself whether there will be a workaround or fix for Opera or for Silverlight itself.

    @Kyleabaker: you can already test Kestrel / Opera 9.5 (or 10) on the Wii – besides that I’d also be interested in new features of the forthcoming desktop version.

    Silverlight on Linux
    According to German newsticker http://www.heise.de and CNET News Blog
    Silverlight on Linux seems to be possible either by MS itself, but only for the improbable case there will be enough demand, and much more probable as a Mono port (as Silverlight is based on .NET) – with first releases available this year.

  8. Berend
    May 3, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Iam no fan of Microsoft, but this sounds as good news. It sounds like Microsoft is bettering his life.

  9. May 3, 2007 at 5:28 am

    Apparently mono are promising a linux version of silverlight by th end of the year

    http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9714669-7.html

  10. XP1
    May 3, 2007 at 5:43 am

    Opera 9.50 😮

  11. silverbluff
    May 3, 2007 at 5:47 am

    De Icaza has said that there will be Linux version of Silverlight by the end of year.

    So boys and girls, more mono crap to install…

  12. silverbluff
    May 3, 2007 at 6:27 am

    Oh, and what’s all this noise with 9.50?. This is no news, 9.50 (and Opera 10) has been used by opera employees in the newsgroups since the Opera 9.10 days (probably before though).

  13. May 3, 2007 at 6:27 am

    Are there allready sites that use Silverlight?
    or some examples what we can expect of it?

  14. Rhonnysparks
    May 3, 2007 at 6:34 am

    if silverlight wants to compete with adobe, then they’d better support linux. Adobe isn’t that supportive of linux either (there still isn’t a shockwave flash for linux), but having something is better than nothing.

  15. May 3, 2007 at 7:16 am

    Any reference to a NUMBER is pointless, the industry standard is to use a name, until it is ready for testing….

    KESTREL is the one to talk about, here…
    http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2007/04/20/current-work

    More names uncovered here!! 😀
    http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show.dml/759403

  16. May 3, 2007 at 7:17 am

    yes, I forgot to remove my cloak…. 😀 😀

  17. May 3, 2007 at 7:19 am

    :O I’ll try that again…

  18. May 3, 2007 at 11:07 am

    I’m getting ready to post about this, when I have time, but there is quite a bit of public information already after the Mix conference. I can tell you that I’m working with the Silverlight (WFP/e) team since before their first Silverlight announcement. So don’t fear, they haven’t forgotten us.

  19. ZarK
    May 3, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Aw.. no they’re using Opera 10.0! Teasers…

  20. ZarK
    May 3, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Aw.. now they’re using Opera 10.0! The teasers…

  21. May 3, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Silverlight sux (Go Flash!) but anyway – great news!

  22. May 3, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    David, thanks for your article with some more background.

  23. illiad
    May 3, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    😀 😀 😀 it is too easy to *spoof* this forum!
    with a good proxy, you can say you are ‘wow 50’ or evn Opera 50!!

  24. May 3, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    You could even spoof it without using anything but Opera: http://operawatch.com/news/2007/03/how-to-run-opera-from-your-usb-flash-drive.html#comment-50462

    But whats the point really.

    – ØØ –

  25. XP1
    May 3, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    I understand, illiad. It’s intense to live in the future.

  26. Inferpse
    May 8, 2007 at 11:45 am

    What will they do with linux users?
    Sounds nice, that it’s compatible with win browsers, especially opera!

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