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Windows 7: Flash: Back from the dead again?

05 Apr 2013   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Flash: Back from the dead again?

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Microsoft changes its IE Flash policies, there are ructions in HTML5, and Adobe is readying a new release of its Flash development tools. Is it time for the return of the plug-in?

Although Microsoft has been proselytising the 'plugin-free Web' for the last couple of years, it doesn't think Flash is dead yet, either.

That's why Internet Explorer 10 on Windows RT ended up including Flash built into the browser (and updated along with the rest of Windows, to avoid the security problems as hackers turn their attention away from the better-secured Windows operating system and onto common applications like Flash and Acrobat).

Initially, Flash was locked down on Windows RT and in the 'modern' version of IE 10 even on Windows 8, so that it would only run if sites were on a Microsoft approved whitelist.
Read more at source:
Flash: Back from the dead again? | ZDNet


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05 Apr 2013   #2
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Well, they certainly wouldn't want any unused advertising space to go to waste.
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05 Apr 2013   #3
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wasn't aware Flash was dead, on the contrary it seems to be going as strong as it ever did. The times where I've had to use HTML5 implementations of what Flash did, it was just a pain in the ass to deal with.
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06 Apr 2013   #4
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Flash is alive and well on my PC & even my smartphone...
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09 Apr 2013   #5
Roders

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hi All,
Flash, Java, Silverscreen and HTML.
What a wonderfull c**kup.
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