Windows 8's Metro UI browser won't support Adobe Flash, just the desktop version
1. Tom Polisa (unregistered)
this is madness......every decent website has flash in it.....this way microsoft wont have an advantage over apple.....anyway i got sick of this joke
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Really, Tom? Because that would mean that right freaking now - you're surfing on an indecent one. Shouldn't your mom be worried, Tom?
And at least Microsoft allows you to run Flash as an option if you use the desktop version of IE. Unlike Crapple.
3. Man2006 (unregistered)
4. tom polip (unregistered)
this website has flash noob
5. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Really, Tom? Where? I can see all of it fine - and I'm using an iPhone 4.
23. aarick (unregistered)
That's because crapple turns all flash content into a static image on iOS.
13. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Safari has flash. Just so you know. Except the Safari for iOs. Learn first before you talk.
15. hepresearch (unregistered)
ilia1986 said he's on an iPhone 4... thus it is Safari for iOS, and has no Flash... learn to read before you reply, my friend.
20. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Who still uses IE? My entire family of computer noobs uses Chrome or FF anyway.
25. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
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6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
I've got win 8 developer preview installed.
Win 8 has a extremely ugly UI. It is not made to work with mouse either, it's made for touchscreens (imagine swiping with a mouse instead of a finger). I'm not impressed...
8. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Peter there is something that is troubling me: can you switch between metro apps? I mean - not drag the last app from the left. I mean - switch between apps. For example if I open the browser, the calendar, the clock and the control panel - all metro apps - in that order - and I'm in the browser right now. Can I instantly switch to the clock - without going through the calendar first?
9. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
From what i have tested so far, you can only switch between apps by sliding them from the side. If you have started IE 10, Clock and control panel, you can only switch between them by sliding them out form the left. you can't choose which app to drag from the left. However if it's not the one you want, you can just put it back, and drag out a new one, and hope that's the one you're looking for.
10. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I see. That's a shame. I was hoping for true multi-tasking. Hopefully they will fix that before the final release.
11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
some apps are even suspended, like in IOS...
It's definitely not a good multitasking on win 8. One positive thing with win 8 is that it seems extremely fast. I'm running it on a old computer with 1 GB ram and celeron processor, and it lags a little but otherwise works fine. It would probably be possible to run win 8 on a GS2.
12. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Or on the Asus transformer.. :P
19. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
You can switch by pressing the win+tab key just like in the old days of W7. It does take some getting used to but it is quite nice once you play with it for awhile.
14. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
Where did you get the Windows 8 for developer from????? I don't believe that.
16. remixfa (Posts: 14135; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you can download it. its a beta build for testing purposes. If i had a spare computer Id download it to play with it. Cant risk it mauling my school/gaming computer though.
17. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
i downloaded it from MS developer site.
My company just purschased a HP computer tablet for running win 8 (at the moment we run win 8 on a old pc from around 2005) : )
18. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
7. peterfromgriffin (unregistered)
hum..i see apple preparing a lawsuit for microsoft for not using flash.
since apple don't use flash for a long time!
24. hepresearch (unregistered)
... with a little Metro UI thrown on top of it... you know, to confuse the average user into thinking it's entirely new and unique...
22. captn3x (Posts: 43; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
apparently doing only the same old same is all Microsoft cares about. I would have thought Microsoft would have learned that they can't compete in the cellular race without being the same as the leader. If there metro UI won't support flash then neither will WP7.