In my latest and last post for The Next Web, I try to envision Silverlight’s role in Windows’ future. The debate flared after Bob Muglia’s statements were misinterpreted.
Chrome’s netbook OS is essentially web apps running on a computer with a browser. Quick, easy and underpowered. Windows applications can’t run on a tablet and be as useful, Silverlight apps developed for the phone however is a di9fferent story. If these apps run on the Windows desktop, Microsoft’s founding dream of Windows everywhere stays alive.
A proprietary development platform for mobile devices that expands to the desktop (in and out of the browser) will position Microsoft to maintain its dominance or at least be a formidable force.
Read the rest on The Next Web.
You can read Bob Muglia’s clarification on the Silverlight blog.