Got Athlon? No Silverlight For You!

Bummer. We’ve got an older 1.4Ghz Athlon PC here in our family room and Silverlight does not run on this chip, according to this thread: http://silverlight.net/forums/t/5590.aspx

Someone should update the Silverlight system requirements, as there’s no mention of this. That page says all you need is a “X86 or x64 500-megahertz (MHz) or higher processor with 128-megabytes (MB) of RAM”. Apparently, Silverlight needs a processor that supports SSE instructions, witch the original Athlon chip lacks. AMD added that feature in the Athlon XP.