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Microsoft continues to plead with developers to tinker with Silverlight, the software giant’s ginger stepchild rival to Adobe’s Flash, by slotting the tech into Facebook. Coders can now get their mitts on a dev kit that allows them to create Facebook apps in Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and other MS tech …

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  1. Anonymous Hero
    FAIL

    ScamVille apps

    Oh great we can look forward to SilverLight ScamVille apps/games now.

  2. Gaz Davidson
    Gates Horns

    Roll on HTML 5

    HTML 5's canvas tag is going to remove the need for Flash and SilverLight anyway

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Anonymous Hero

    Doubt it though, who is silversh*te installed anyway?

  4. IGnatius T Foobar Bronze badge
    Grenade

    bad bad juju

    This is the thing that scares me the most -- if Microsoft were to acquire Facebook, or even if they were to somehow get into a position where they assert more control over it, they would certainly use it as an opportunity to finally force everyone to install Silverlight.

  5. david bates
    Happy

    @IGnatius T Foobar

    Only those mindless enough to use Facebook.....those of us happy with out 'real world' friends will be home free :)

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