Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:40 UTC
Internet Explorer This is interesting news. According to WinUnleaked.tk, and given credence by Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrot, Adobe has given Microsoft the source code to Flash, so that Microsoft could fully integrate it into Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8. Interesting move, and probably not a bad one considering just how popular Flash still is, especially for games.
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Pathetic
by tuma324 on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:59 UTC
tuma324
Member since:
2010-04-09

Great, so IE will now crash twice as much now that Flash is integrated into it.

This is like integrating feces into diarrhea.

What a pathetic and desperate move from Microsoft/Adobe.

Edited 2012-05-23 22:06 UTC

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RE: Pathetic
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th May 2012 09:10 in reply to "Pathetic"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I use IE8 & 9 pretty much everyday, and crashes are rare.

Flash has not crashed on me in ages, the last time I had a crash was because my work PC (an ageing P4) had bad memory.

I appreciate that flash sucks on non-Windows Systems. I site in a room with 100 Windows PCs all running IE, we don't have many problems.

Edited 2012-05-24 09:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Pathetic
by FunkyELF on Thu 24th May 2012 13:25 in reply to "RE: Pathetic"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

I appreciate that flash sucks on non-Windows Systems. I site in a room with 100 Windows PCs all running IE, we don't have many problems.


Sounds to me like you have about 100 problems.

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RE[2]: Pathetic
by 0brad0 on Fri 25th May 2012 00:09 in reply to "RE: Pathetic"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Flash has not crashed on me in ages, the last time I had a crash was because my work PC (an ageing P4) had bad memory.


That's nice for you. The reality is that Flash and Acrobat Reader are the two top causes of browsers crashing.

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RE: Pathetic
by Brunis on Thu 24th May 2012 11:06 in reply to "Pathetic"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

Great, so IE will now crash twice as much now that Flash is integrated into it.
This is like integrating feces into diarrhea.
What a pathetic and desperate move from Microsoft/Adobe.


Now all they need is integrating Java aswell, then it'll be the unsafest browser on th.. oh wait, they already were!

I do think this might give them a competitive speed advantage on flash games though.

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RE[2]: Pathetic
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th May 2012 18:24 in reply to "RE: Pathetic"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The Microsoft JVM was discontinued in 2003?

Because the current version of Windows is Windows XP RTM.

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