Ars Technica shares what they know about Silverlight, Microsoft’s new Flash killer.  Based around XML, and now integrated with .NET commands it features a new ‘Dynamic Language Runtime’ layer, designed to allow more programming interfaces, like Python.  With no Linux support, and Microsoft’s habit of not following existing web standards, read on to to see if they have a chance at unseating Flash as a web app.
“Yesterday, Microsoft revealed the latest alpha release of Silverlight, a development framework for interactive web application construction that leverages .NET development technologies. Silverlight makes it possible for developers to build web applications that incorporate rich media and elaborate interactive user interfaces. Silverlight client support is provided through a browser plug-in that runs on both Windows and OS X and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.”

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