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IE 10 update brings Flash player compatibility for Windows 8 and Windows RT
An IE 10 update has been released by Microsoft which brings Adobe Flash compatibility to Windows 8 and Windows RT based devices. After snubbing support for Adobe Flash during launch, Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows RT users can now view Adobe Flash-based content on Internet Explorer 10 (IE10). The latest update for IE10 is optimized for touch, performance, security, reliability and battery life to enhance the user experience.
IE10 with Flash on Windows 8 promises to offer better content quality and richer experience than other browsers and devices. In fact, Microsoft has claimed that there only are about 4 percent of websites incompatible with the update, majorly because these require other ActiveX controls in addition to Flash. Also, developers building new sites with Flash content can get clearance from the Flash CV block list by testing the content in immersive IE and then submitting these sites to be removed from the block list.
The point to notice is that the new IE 10 version will be compatible with all Flash-based websites except those falling under the Compatibility View list by the Microsoft. Basically only the desktop version of IE10 on Windows 8 will support all Flash player optimized websites.
IE 10 – Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) is a version of the Internet Explorer web browser released by Microsoft in 2012, and is the default browser in Windows 8. IE 10 expands on Internet Explorer 9 functionality with regard to CSS3 support, hardware acceleration, and HTML5 support.
On 12 April 2011, Microsoft released the first “IE 10 Platform Preview”, which runs only on Windows 7 and later. While the second platform preview was also available for Windows 7 and later, the next four platform previews ran only on Windows 8. The first preview release came four weeks after the final release of Internet Explorer 9. IE 10 reached general availability on 4 September 2012 as a component of Windows Server 2012. A preview of IE10 for Windows 7 was made available for download in November 2012.
On 26 February 2013, Internet Explorer 10 was made available for download to all Windows 7 SP1 users and was included in the monthly update cycle as an optional update on 12 March 2013.