Friday, September 16, 2011

Windows 8 won't support flash

Everyones doing it!

Apple was hugely criticized when they cut off flash support on their OIS devices, and now Windows is walking in their footsteps. The new addition to Windows in "Windows 8"is called Metro, it is highly optimized for touch enabled screens, and looks a lot like the OS on the Windows Phone.

Microsoft announced on their blog that flash as well as other 3rd party software wont be integrated into to Windows 8 Internet Explorer. This is because it would ruin the experience by making everything too bulgy and slow (said Microsoft) 

But fear not. There is an alternative if you cannot live without flash. You can always open up the "classic" windows desktop (made into an app in Windows 8) and from there open the "classic" Internet Explorer. 

Images are screenshots from the video [source]

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