Friday, September 16, 2011

Windows 8's New-Style Browser Doesn't Run Flash - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD

An important clarification – you will still be able to use plug-ins on Windows 8 tablet/slates if you are so inclined, but the non-desktop-PC version of IE will not support plug-ins (including Flash and, as Ina Fried notes later in the article, Silverlight)

To be clear, Windows 8 — even Windows 8 tablets — can still run Flash by using the desktop version of Internet Explorer (or other browsers, for that matter). However, the desktop applications lack the clean user interface that makes Windows 8 attractive on a touch-only slate.

Microsoft justifies the move by noting that even among sites that use Flash, many offer HTML5 video options in the absence of the Adobe plugin.

Windows 8's New-Style Browser Doesn't Run Flash - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD

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