reply to Blackbird
Re: Big Daddy Knows How To Protect You! MS Blocks Flash on Metro
said by Blackbird:You are assuming that Metro and Windows 8 are not going to be a big FLOP. Since any poor Win 8 user can just switch to the Desktop to view flash content without getting BigDaddy approval first, I don't see why EU would consider Microsoft's move discriminatory against other browser makers. Intelligent Windows 8 users will just exercise their rights to downgrade to Win 7 Pro or will turn off Metro and use the desktop so where is the issue? The dummies who don't know any better can be told to use the Desktop instead of Metro if they don't want to be hassled about Flash.
While any site can play Flash content in Internet Explorer 10 for the desktop, only sites that are on the Compatibility View (CV) list for Flash can play Flash content within Internet Explorer 10 in the new Windows UI. We place sites with Flash content on the CV list if doing so delivers the best user experience in Internet Explorer 10 with those sites, Microsoft explains in its very own Flash Content Guidelines.
I'm curious how long it will be before the EU takes a very hard look at this Microsoft plan. Unless other flavor browsers are given enough hooks and handles to use the metro interface with all websites in a similar way as IE10, this sets up another situation where MS will be arguably handicapping those browsers in its OS. The last time around, it led to a rather significant legal action and fine across the pond...
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