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Adobe Flash is the exception to Microsoft's 'no plugins' rule for Metro Windows 8

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2011 0:09 User comments (4)

Adobe Flash is the exception to Microsoft's 'no plugins' rule for Metro Windows 8 Last week, while showing off their upcoming Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft dropped a bombshell, explaining that HTML5 "Metro-style apps" for Windows 8 would be "plug-in free."
Rather than using plug-ins like Silverlight to render content on web pages, it will rely on HTML5, said Microsoft. This is similar to the approach taken by Apple for Mobile Safari on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Today, Adobe has said that Flash will be the exception to rule, due to Adobe AIR.

Says the post by Adobe:

Adobe is about enabling content publishers and developers to deliver the richest experiences for their users, independent of technology, including HTML5 and Flash. We are working closely with Microsoft, Google, Apple and others in the HTML community to drive innovation in HTML5, to make it as rich as possible for delivering world-class content on the open Web and through App Stores.


Microsoft has not yet responded.

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4 user comments

120.9.2011 2:11

Adobe Air?????????????? WTF?

I don't use that and uninstall on every single computer I touch. Never necessitated so like most Adobe products, it's crappy, bulky and useless.

Phoooey!

220.9.2011 5:24

Originally posted by hearme0:
Adobe Air?????????????? WTF?

I don't use that and uninstall on every single computer I touch. Never necessitated so like most Adobe products, it's crappy, bulky and useless.

Phoooey!
Bulky? Crappy? Useless? Sounds like Internet Exploiter.


320.9.2011 18:38

Originally posted by KillerBug:

Bulky? Crappy? Useless? Sounds like Internet Exploiter.

I am not familiar with that application. Is that some new piece of Malware? Sounds like it and of course Malware is Bulky, Crappy and Useless.

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422.9.2011 12:53

Very smart exception

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