Microsoft in a bid to promote Windows 8 and its latest IE version has had the bouts to go on an updating spree. Yes, if you’ve had the liberty of running a desktop or laptop that makes use of the latest versions of Microsoft’s operating systems, chances are that you’ll love to hear what’s in store.
The company has reportedly given the updating process a thumbs-up that caters to the inclusion of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and RT versions. The main thought that pushes this process is the ability to handle Flash-based content and that too “by default.”
The OS licensing giant has collaborated with Flash-parent Adobe and has partnered it for the release stating the “version of Flash [it is releasing] is optimized for touch, performance, security, reliability, and battery life.”
Together with this the giant also intends to block Flash on quite a number of websites that feature on its “Compatibility View” list. The reason as stated by the officials is that those sites “are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.”
This updation will be a grateful addition to the expansion process of Windows, but the strategy that the company intends to follow while rolling out the changes, are to be looked upon and followed. This is due to the present fragmentation that Windows 8 platform abides all throughout the Metro-inspired Start Screen and its traditional desktop view-page.
On the basis of information from Microsoft’s blog post, listed below is the plan of execution of turning Flash on by default:
In simple words, if you are using the desktop version of Internet Explorer, Flash will function on all the sites, but the same site might show loading disproportions if you try to access it through the version of Internet Explorer that is pre-loaded using the Start Screen on the same device. For the RT version, the support will be forced upon, irrespective of the preference.
The difference is too much to handle by a user. The incorporation of a default Flash support is progressive, but the analysis of response based on the location from where Internet Explorer is loaded could lead to utter confusion.
Internet Explorer 10 is the latest offering from Windows kitty and was released for Windows 7. Keeping the legacy intact, it is a deserving product that should be given the push. The support for Flash is also great and should be extensively used by consumers, even though it might be a bit controlled.