Monday, March 15, 2010

Supported Platforms of Silverlight

Silverlight can be installed on Windows and Macintosh machines. Silverlight applications run within the confines of a plug-in. There are many benefits to using a plug-in with the primary benefit being consistency across implementations. A plug-in application can provide a consistent result in every instance where it is supported. Other plug-in solutions, such as Adobe Flash, have become popular due to consistency across implementations. For instance, a plug-in application should deliver a consistent result regardless of whether it is displayed using Internet Explorer on Windows or Safari on a Macintosh.
Silverlight 2 is currently supported on the platforms discussed below.
Platforms that Support Silverlight 2
Operating System Browser
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Firefox 1.5+
  • Google Chrome
  • Macintosh OS 10.4.8+ (Intel Based)
  • Safari
  • Firefox 1.5+