On Tuesday, Adobe CFO Mark Garrett was asked by an audience member at a conference to comment on Microsoft’s Silverlight, a rival to the Adobe Flash media player. His response, according to BetaNews: While Silverlight launched strong two years ago, it “has really fizzled out in the last 6-9 moths.”
In a post Wednesday, Microsoft Silverlight evangelist Tim Sneath insists that Silverlight is in fact “fizzing not fizzling.”
From Sneath’s post:
The idea that Silverlight is in anything other than rude health is more to do with what Adobe would like to be the case, rather than what actually is the case. The suggestion that “Silverlight adoption has fizzled out in the last 6-9 months” is pretty risible, in fact. For starters, Silverlight 2 shipped four months ago, and in just the first month of its availability, we saw over 100 million successful installations just on consumer machines. That doesn’t sound like “fizzling out” to me – in fact, it makes Garrett’s comments seem as if he’s living in a fantasy world.