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Silverlight 4 minimum requirements

22 Sep

If you’re looking for the minimum requirements for Silverlight 4, you will probably browse to http://silverlight.net or to http://microsoft.com/silverlight. However if you go to http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/faq/#sys-req you will get disappointed – the minimum requirements listed is for Silverlight 3.

Windows: Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
Mac OS: Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor

I was told by Microsoft that the minimum requirements remains the same for Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4. However if you go to the Silverlight install page you can see the minimum requirements for the most current version of Silverlight (4.0.50826.0):

Windows: X86 or x64 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor
Macintosh: Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor

I’m confused… Well, for future requests regarding the minimum requirements I would choose the Silverlight install page.

Edit: Turned out that the information on the FAQ was wrong and will be corrected. Minimum requirements is 1.6 GHz.

by xamlgeek