Microsoft lifts the Adobe Flash restrictions in Windows 8/RT, no word on Silverlight
0. phoneArena 12 Mar 2013, 09:53 posted on
Flash is not going anywhere any time soon, though, so Microsoft seems to be listening to its customers, and outed a blog post where it details that all the restrictions on Adobe Flash usage are now lifted, save for a very few sites that it deems incompatible with the new interface experience...
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1. 4channer (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
is microsoft run by engineers with no interest in web browsing? i think so. because more than 80% of the internet is flash content (google it)
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
MS was getting slammed for blocking Flash in Win8. They were losing sales (worst of all, customers would buy the Surface Pro and then return it) over the Flash issue.
16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Well, I spent a few days at the Palo Alto MS store looking at the Surface Pro, and I saw returns. Admittedly, a few observations does not make a trend, but you never saw iPads being returned after launch. And, if sales were strong, Ballmer and crew would be screaming their heads off about it. It is approaching a month since the Pro started shipping, and silence about its sales 'success'. The most visible story was about the supply of Surface Pro units being held back to give the impression of high sales.
21. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
It's possible what you saw was legit, but that doesn't mean your personal observations carry any weight in regards to customer satisfaction and sales on a wider scale..
Compared to the raw power of the Surface Pro, the iPAD and Android tablets are just toys. Flash or no Flash, the Surface Pro packs a heavy punch that can easily knock out most other tablets.
25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I guess the 'raw power' of the Surface Pro was not raw-enough for Flash until today, eh? Regardless, forecasts of the demise of Flash are premature. Especially when 50 to 80% of the web content is in Flash.
Out of curiosity, what do you do when you encounter a website with Flash-based content? Look away?
28. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
If I m right both ipad and android tablets dont hav flash r they returned for tht reason.
" I spent a few days...." wht were u doin thr for days TROLLING
4. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Doesn't matter. Future is fully HTML5 dominated. Neither Flash nor Silverlight will survive.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Steve Jobs said the same thing. He is all gone, and Flash is still here.
7. the_best (Posts: 137; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
its got to be true, cous the fruit guy said it!!
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Going to have to wait a looooong time. BTW, there are still versions of DOS that are in use to this day....
22. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Are you getting a bit defensive? Web pages are continually being created with Flash content. PA is but one example. Flash is easier (aka less cost) to create web content with. Until HTML5 becomes compelling (as opposed to 'where the future is'), Flash will continue to be utilized.
14. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Well, until that future comes, can I have my flash player, please?
11. papss (unregistered)
No ill BING it instead ;)
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
So, is PA on the Nice or Naughty list? Previously, IE on the Surface Pro would not load the Flash buttons to Respond to a post. What is the latest news?
9. supersammyfans (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
Thank you M$hit, you are the very own reason people stop buying your s**t products, unlike Sammy products which won't restricted us this and that at all....
10. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
Sammy doesn't put any restrictions, which is why its the best thing to tamper with.
13. papss (unregistered)
No but they SS can't make great hardware if they tried... I don't reward copycats with my money..
17. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
Forget flash, I wan't java support on WinRT. Its the only reason I haven't bought an RT tablet.
18. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Thanks Microsoft, another little reason to love my Surface even more !
23. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Love it now I don't have to manually add site to the list anymore.
24. clevername (Posts: 1434; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Now to open up the same channels on that third OS based off the windows 8 kernel. You know, wp8. I really don't see it happening, but I still want it nonetheless.
27. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Not bad. I already started whitelisting all the sites I wanted to enable flash on my surface rt but now i dont have to take my time in doing that now.