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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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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:05

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)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:13 2

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; 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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:41 4

12. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Any source for ur claim?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:18

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; 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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:23 1

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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:10

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; 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?

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 12:31

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

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:13 9

4. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Doesn't matter. Future is fully HTML5 dominated. Neither Flash nor Silverlight will survive.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:28 3

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Steve Jobs said the same thing. He is all gone, and Flash is still here.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:38 1

7. the_best (Posts: 132; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


its got to be true, cous the fruit guy said it!!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:41

8. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Wait & Watch kid

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:11 1

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; 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....

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:32

22. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Flash may be around, but it's not on my smartphone, and nobody is demanding it for web design either. I personally thought it was great, and FlashKit was an amazing website, for those that remember it. You can thank Apple for killing it off, but it's true that HTML 5 provides similiar and more stable functions, provided you know JavaScript as well...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:13

26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; 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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:44

14. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Well, until that future comes, can I have my flash player, please?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:40 2

11. papss (unregistered)


No ill BING it instead ;)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:07

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; 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?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:33 1

6. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Good to hear

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:08

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....

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:29

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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:43 2

13. papss (unregistered)


No but they SS can't make great hardware if they tried... I don't reward copycats with my money..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:25 1

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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:30

19. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


me to ! :)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:29

18. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Thanks Microsoft, another little reason to love my Surface even more !

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:58 1

20. NateAdam8 (Posts: 159; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Happy Birthday!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:50 1

23. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Love it now I don't have to manually add site to the list anymore.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:03 1

24. clevername (Posts: 1428; 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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:45

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.

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