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Microsoft to integrate flash in IE10! Sort of...

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    Microsoft to integrate flash in IE10! Sort of...


    We all thought Microsoft was on the way to completely abandon plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight. It was like Windows 8 on ARM doesn’t support Adobe Flash and Metro Internet Explorer 10 won’t be able to display Flash websites. But now, Microsoft has different plans. They are going to integrate Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer 10 that will ship with Windows 8. Microsoft has worked with Adobe to ensure the Flash code meets its own standards for reliability, compatibility, security, and performance....
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    Hm... Have to think on that.
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    If this is true, a plus has been added to ARM tablets: native Flash.

    And it would be nice to explore the interwebz full screen and not have to switch around between different versions...
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    Windows 8 to Run Adobe Flash Only on Some Websites


    The touch-centric Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 is plug-in free, but the browser may still be able to run Adobe Flash video, according to an online report. Microsoft is reportedly taking the Google Chrome approach with IE10 and building Flash capability directly into the touch-friendly browser. But Flash won't be available for every site on the Web in Metro IE10. Instead, Microsoft will only extend the capability to select popular sites, according to Windows bloggers Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera.
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    Windows 8 to Run Adobe Flash Only on Some Websites | PCWorld
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    Um, wat? My browser will decide for me whether it is in fact kosher - or not - to run a plugin at a particular site? Am I understanding this correctly, or is my tinfoil velostat cap on too tight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
    Um, wat? My browser will decide for me whether it is in fact kosher - or not - to run a plugin at a particular site? Am I understanding this correctly, or is my tinfoil velostat cap on too tight?
    Sounds like it. My guess is that Microsoft intends to force websites to move away from flash, while still allowing popular sites to work.

    Still better than Apple's solution.
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    Gee Is MS being selective on which sites people visit? I suspect this is leaning more towards the Windows Phone and Tablet PC versions of IE 10 rather then the desktop edition. Here's what ZDNet had to say on this:

    Windows 8 to include Flash integration?
    By Charlie Osborne
    May 24, 2012, 4:36am PDT

    Summary: Reports suggest that Adobe Flash will be supported in both desktop and Metro-style Internet Explorer 10 browsers in Windows 8.

    According to reports, Microsoft is looking to integrate Adobe Flash capabilities into Internet Explorer 10.

    Adobe Flash will function on any website when the browser is ran as a desktop application, but will be limited when used as a Metro-style browser on tablet devices.

    Screenshots from WinUnleaked, released by Windows ‘insider’ Canouna through a tweet, show that the browser ‘plugin’ will have
    some functionality in the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10, even though previous reports have stated such plugins were to be barred from use — as the corporation expects a radical shift towards HTML5 in the coming years, and away from plugin services.

    Windows 8 to include Flash integration?
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    Adobe Flash will function on any website when the browser is ran as a desktop application, but will be limited when used as a Metro-style browser on tablet devices.
    I thinks that's the key part. I have not tried the Metro IE10 but the Desktop IE10 works fine.

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    I'm still waiting to see when they will have the beta for IE 10 available for download to run on 7. On the RP once that is on VM first then the second OS test drive I will simply pin a shortcut to the taskbar if not already found there as well as a Quick Launch addon tool bar. It seems to run smouther then 9.
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    I don't get why they added flash to it when on youtube it can use html 5 and it wont work on all sites anyway. Which means that it isnt a plugin free browser which it was supposed to be.
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