Microsoft force-feeding you Silverlight via the Olympics?
August 10, 2008 ·
In an effort to get some adoption of its Silverlight player, Microsoft signed a deal with NBC to make Silverlight the exclusive delivery channel for online video of the Olympics. I'm not much of a sports fan so it doesn't give me any incentive to download Silverlight but my wife wrestled with the installer yesterday and spent fifteen minutes cussing Microsoft over the installation process (she's no fan of Microsoft these days after several years on a Mac where the only software that crashes regularly is MS Office). Has the MSNBC Olympics coverage caused you to install Silverlight? What did you think? Go on over to Mashable where they are running a poll about Silverlight and the Olympics to see whether people like the Silverlight experience or whether they prefer the Adobe Flash Player experience!