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Silverlight 64-bit by ptwarsaw



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Type: Suggestion
ID: 542253
Opened: 3/16/2010 7:34:08 AM
Access Restriction: Public


With the release of Windows 7, 64-bit versions of Windows are increasingly common. Many power users set their default browser to IE 64-bit. There are already unofficial 64-bit versions of other major browsers (e.g., Firefox), and official 64-bit releases are expected to follow soon.

Java Runtime Environment has been available for 64-bit browsers since January of 2009, and Adobe just released a preview of 64-bit Flash Player called "Square". Though only a beta, it already provides basic functionality in both IE9 Beta 64-bit and Firefox 4 Beta 64-bit.

Even Microsoft Office has a native 64-bit version available, complete with plugins (like "Send to OneNote") that register themselves in 64-bit browsers. Computing in operating systems, programs including browsers, and plugins is rapidly shifting toward an AMD64 architecture. In order to keep Silverlight a viable and robust competitor, Microsoft should release a native 64-bit Silverlight End-User Runtime and SDK.

I know this suggestion has been posted before and marked as "Won't Fix", but that was two years ago, and for Silverlight 3. I am hoping that this will receive consideration for Silverlight 5.
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Posted by trentcreek on 10/25/2011 at 7:54 AM
This has been over a year. Where is the 64 bit silverlight? Even Abobe has their final 64 Flash plug-in out, though 5 years late.
Posted by ptwarsaw on 9/16/2010 at 6:07 PM
You can use a 32-bit browser even on a computer running Windows 64-bit. A 32-bit version of Internet Explorer ships even with Windows 64-bit, and all the other major browsers are 32-bit. These will run on Windows 64-bit and use 32-bit plugins. Interestingly, Adobe just released a preview/beta version of Flash Player 64-bit for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Posted by fidel666 on 9/15/2010 at 11:36 PM
so this is why i can't watch netflix directly on my brand new computer? because Microsoft put out a product they weren't even totally ready and still are not ready to support? Bad form microsoft, bad form. thats almost as bad as making a gaming platform that inevitably fails and craps out within a year or two if your lucky. OOOPS!!
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Posted by cetinturhan on 1/15/2012 at 10:17 PM
Posted by matrixcaptain84 on 4/11/2011 at 4:32 PM
Silverlight 5 will have an x64 version. The beta will be released during MIX '11.