Silverlight is a major competitor to Macromedia Flash developed by Microsoft. The program is a free plugin that works directly in the browser and allows you to show animated drawings, play audio and video.
The popularity among Silverlight users can be obtained due to the small size of the installer (only 7 megabytes for the fifth version of the program) and almost instant installation, which will take 10 seconds. In addition, the plugin from Microsoft loads the system much less than Flash, is democratic to system requirements and is suitable for use on netbooks and mobile platforms. At the moment, Microsoft Silverlight is installed on about 80% of computers. If you still don't use this extension in your browser, you can easily correct this defect by downloading it from the official website. Silverlight will be useful not only for ordinary users, but also for those who create their own web applications.
- "lightweight" installer, just 7 megabytes;
- installation takes about 10 seconds;
- low system requirements;
- mobile device support;
- Wide range of tools and relative ease of creating web applications.