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Heads up, Windows users. Tomorrow, Microsoft will release an update for Internet Explorer 10 that enables Flash content in both Windows 8 and Windows RT. As many of you are likely aware, the "full web" experience has been limited to the desktop browser on Windows 8 up until this point, which was an intentional move by Microsoft in order to improve performance, battery life and the touch experience. With the update, Internet Explorer 10 users for Windows 8 / RT will be able to access Flash content on all but a few sites that Microsoft has selectively blacklisted due to their negative impact on the user experience. Naturally, users of IE10 within the Windows 8 desktop environment will still be able to access all Flash-enabled content, regardless of whether the site is on the blackballed list. Now that you've waited this long, what's another day among friends?
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Thats a good thing. Flash is a big deal but now a days almost everything i use either has a app or does not need flash. Too bad android stopped using flash.
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Umm...hate to break it to Engadget but I've had flash on my Surface RT both on desktop IE10 and the touch version since the day I got it. confused.gif
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This just goes to show you the fundamental flaw with windows 8.

It was designed entirely with a touchscreen in mind. Maybe in 2020 everyone and their mother will be using touch screens to do everything, but at the moment, tablets still take up a paltry amount of the entire computing space.(especially Windows RT tablets). This is just like the zune, Microsoft, you aren't innovative, just "disruptive", and by disruptive I mean taking under 5% marketshare in phones, MP3 players, and tablets. Get it together, Microsoft. you're damn garbage ATM.

Personally I blame Steve Balmer, he's a real piece of crap.
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This article is totally false. IE10, both the touch and desktop version, on Win 8 and RT, has supported flash since the day it was released...
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I thought Adobe was getting out of mobile... Yet they support Windows RT? Good news anyway.
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Ummm, this sounds more like flash being available in the metro tiles, ... if you notice it says IE10 will still be able to access all sites with flash content... or did you not read at all?
    
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Desktop IE10 supported all flash sites.

Metro IE10 supported a (comparative) few flash sites.

Now Metro IE10 supports all flash sites, barring some that don't work well.


Considering the fact that hacking every single site that flash wouldn't work on my tablet into the whitelist manually was a real pain, I'm pretty happy about this.
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I want flash back on Android, until everything goes HTML5, not having it is just a pain.

Its more of a punishment for end users when companies decide to limit your choice, both on the webmaster side and on the developer side.
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which was an intentional move by Microsoft in order to improve performance, battery life

Good, now on to bring back full Aero, let go of the flat surfaces and basic colors, and allow to change the Metro background picture with one of ours, or better yet, merge Metro with the desktop and solve that problem and all other conceptual and practical problems with Metro.

Maybe when tablets get the new, more powerful, already announced, Tegra 4 and Snapdragon 800 ? I guess I'll be using Windows 8 by the time it's already known by another name (codename Windows Blue).
 
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