Is Microsoft Silverlight necessary?

By tepeco
Sep 2, 2010
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  1. I have XP, VISTA & WIN 7 on various computers at my place of business and am getting "important update" messages from Microsoft concerning this program. Since I use Firefox exclusively as my browser and Thunderbird as my mail client, do I really need Microsoft Silverlight ?
  2. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 217

    need? no. but since it comes with windows it is still a good idea to update it.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    Silverlight is an MS effort to outfox Flash; ergo - - need=no, not yet at least.

    HTML5 +CSS would/will be the next push.
  4. tepeco

    tepeco TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 65

    I think I get the idea. Thank you both for posting to my inquiry.

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