Microsoft Silverlight vs Flash – Flash is Now Ahead
Today, Flash has caught up. On Silverlights web site they describe how Microsoft lost the advantage to Flash which has caught up.
Silverlight was chosen by the Presidential committee for streaming the Inaugural address, but according to this source it was politically motivated rather than technically motivated.
Adobe no longer considers Microsoft’s Silverlight to be competition. The market push for online video and digitization of hard copy play to Adobe’s core strengths while Microsoft appears to be taking a casual approach to the endeavor. What started as a strong effort, now appears to be waning on Microsoft’s part.