Microsoft, Flash, and HTML5

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    This thread (Firefox VP: "Say Goodbye to Flash") is "too old" to reply to:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1842932#post1842932

    so,

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article...in_free_browsing_in_windows_8_metro_ie10.html
     
  2. funkydude

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    So if anyone wants to use flash on a tablet, hit the "desktop" tile then hit the IE icon. Then you're in the desktop version of IE which looks better anyway.
     
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    This wont be possible.
    There is no desktop version of Win8 on a tablet (assuming arm based, intel tablets is unclear). Metro only.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
  4. funkydude

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    Where are you getting this information from? From what I saw, you can run any old program, which takes you into desktop mode anyway.

    Also if you read the article, metro IE itself apparently has an option to open the page into standard IE.
     
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    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2011/09/13/windows-8-on-arm/

    "All apps for ARM are going to come through the Store, which means they’re going to be Metro Apps" - Steven Sinofsky.

    Its unclear if intel tablets will have a legacy mode or not, especially as the demo slate is a developer (pre-beta) tablet and OS.
    Only thing I knew for sure is ARM based tablets (which are the current dominate ones about) won't have a legacy mode.

    Cheers, Nick
     
  6. funkydude

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    Yes, that I knew, which doesn't affect non-ARM tablets (obviously).

    However, IE (or the windows desktop) isn't a legacy app (as demoed on ARM earlier this year). I believe this strictly refers to 3rd party applications (Office, etc). That article isn't exactly clear with this, so you may be right, but this is what I took from it anyway.
     
  7. funkydude

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    Nick, here's a review of NVIDIA's tablet based on ARM, full desktop support:
    http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/14/nvidia-kal-el-windows-8-tablet-hands-on/

    Dated Sep 14th, running the preview.

    edit: Some Steven Sinofsky quotes:
     
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    Ok, guys, what you will choose in a tablet: an intel CPU or ARM or AMD or some other non-intel thing?

    I am just curious. We will have to make more decisions for hardware in future, esp if some one is going to use his tablet for multi-boot. :p
     
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    If I was to buy one? I'd wait until Win8 releases then read the (probably hundred's) of tablet comparisons, then pick one that balances performance with price.
     
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    If I had to get a tablet it would have to be small and portable and have a good battery life or I might as well stick with a laptop. Currently that implies ARM, but by the time W8 is out, who knows !

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    It will be a real fun I guess.
     
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