In my personal opinion, Silverlight failed mainly because they failed to provide "user-friendly tools" for non-developers. Back in the years, Flash gained a huge market because it had Macromedia Flash around ( now called Adobe Flash Professional CSX ) which is relatively easy to get used to and non-developers could put together small and quite fancy things ( for those times ) with minimal effort. It had some basic code-snippets too and because of the scripting nature of ActionScript 1.0 and 2.0, it was easy to copy-pasting examples from the web and "hack things together" ( there were and still are a crap-load of tutorials on audio / video players and image galleries + more )My job was pushing Silverlight pretty hard for our next app release but upon hearing even Microsoft abandoning it, we moved on. Kinda sad. lol
By the time Apple "invents" a 100% perfect Flash replacement for iOS and OS X, HTML 8 will be the standard.Can't just Apple invent iFlash for its IOS products and macs that doesn't cause battery drain and cause diaria?
I have 2010 Mac mini and when I open a couple of pages of YouTube the fan goes crazy I almost feel like the mini will fly to the iCloud!