Thursday, September 15, 2011

Microsoft to Ban Flash from the Windows 8 version of Internet Explorer

"Microsoft will not support browser plug-ins, including Adobe’s Flash, in one of the two versions of Internet Explorer to be bundled with Windows 8, a company executive said Thursday."

"Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), the edition included with the Windows 8 developer preview that Microsoft launched earlier this week, will come in two flavors. One will run in the Metro interface, the tile-based look borrowed from Windows Phone 7, while the other will run on the more traditional desktop, also available to Windows 8 users."

"Because it’s plug-in free, the Metro IE10—a separate app written for the Metro interface, not just a “visual design,” said Hachamovitch—does not support Flash, Adobe’s popular media player.

Hachamovitch relied on many of the same arguments that Apple has peddled for years as it defended its decision to ban Flash from the iPhone and iPad.

“Running Metro style IE plug-in free improves battery life as well as security, reliability, and privacy for consumers,” said Hachamovitch today."

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