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Microsoft and Flash

Written by technogenesis. No comments Posted in: Flash

Announced on the IE blog, quite unexpectedly:

“Starting tomorrow, we are updating Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to enable Flash content to run by default… As we have seen through testing over the past several months, the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life… We believe having more sites “just work” in IE10 improves the experience for consumers, businesses, and developers. As a practical matter, the primary device you walk around with should give you access to all the Web content on the sites you rely on. Otherwise, the device is just a companion to a PC. Because some popular Web sites require Adobe Flash and do not offer HTML5 alternatives, Adobe and Microsoft continue to work together closely to deliver a Flash Player optimized for the Windows experience.”

Hmmm… Not quite dead yet. Go figure. I would be laughing my ass off if it wasn’t for the mess that has been made over the Flash player. Let’s see how this will play out across the industry.

Article: Microsoft shuns its own Silverlight while embracing Flash


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