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Windows 8 will have integrated Flash support

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 May 2012 5:43 User comments (4)

Windows 8 will have integrated Flash support Flash will work on some sides in Metro-style browser.
Internet Explorer 10 will have Flash already integrated in Windows 8. It can be used on any website in the browser when running as a Desktop application, but will be limited to a number of trusted sites when it is used with the Metro-style browser.

The websites that will be approved for use of Flash include YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and the other usual suspects that rely heavily on Flash technology. Attempting to use Flash on another site will require the browser to run in Desktop mode.

Microsoft has originally said that the Metro-style browser will be plugin free, anticipating a major shift toward HTML5 in the next few years and away from proprietary plug-ins. Adobe, however, was reportedly very keen on Flash working to some degree in the Metro browser.

The Windows 8 release preview, which is expected early next Month, will include the integrated Flash support.

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4 user comments

124.5.2012 14:58

"Microsoft has originally said that the Metro-style browser will be plugin free"

Bravo. So Microsoft becomes Apple and Apple will become Microsoft?

225.5.2012 7:42

Originally posted by cart0181:
"Microsoft has originally said that the Metro-style browser will be plugin free"

Bravo. So Microsoft becomes Apple and Apple will become Microsoft?
Mangos and Apple combined

325.5.2012 8:35

The more news snipps i read about windows 8 the more im getting convinced that either staying with windows 7 or swapping everyone i know slowly over to linux running what windows apps they need in wine the best way forward.

Seriously, having to pay extra for media centre and using the codecs as an excuse... why not just let us install our own codecs and still give us media centre.

Metro as default, when 95% of the time the use wont need or want it.

Windows Live account ID sign on as default login system.

The list goes on...but im not wasting my breath any more.

425.5.2012 9:11

Another step backwards for Microsoft.

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