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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

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Microsoft: No plug-ins allowed on Windows on ARM

By Mary Jo Foley | February 10, 2012, 6:21am PST

Summary: Microsoft has changed direction and is now disallowing browser plug-ins on Windows 8 on ARM devices, according to a blog post from the president of the Windows division.

As we Microsoft watchers continue to parse the 8,600-word post on Windows on ARM (WOA) that posted on February 10 on the ?Building Windows 8″ blog, more new questions are arising.

The latest: What are developers and customers who rely on browser plug-ins to do if they want ARM-based Windows 8 tablets and PCs?

Until yesterday, Microsoft?s stance had been that it would offer two different versions of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8: A Metro-style version that wouldn?t allow plug-ins; and a Desktop version that would allow plug-ins. Microsoft officials demonstrated at Build a Windows 8 ARM-based tablet that allowed a Flash plug-in. (Thanks to MVP Alan Burchill for finding that video, with the Flash demo starting at 2:20.)

More details at:
http://www.zdnet.com...ws-on-arm/11885



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