The beta release is just 4.3MB and installs in less than 10 seconds. Unlike WPF, Silverlight 2 does not require the .NET framework to be installed on the client. Silverlight applications run within a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) but can be migrated to standalone desktop applications using WPF and the .NET framework.
No doubt Silverlight 2 will be a big topic at Microsoft’s upcoming sold-out MIX08 conference in Las Vegas!
Product Strategist, Multimedia Virtualization