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Microsoft changes default Flash behavior in Windows 8 and RT

In a surprise reversal, Microsoft has changed the default behavior of Flash content on websites viewed using Internet Explorer in Windows 8 or Windows RT. Previously, sites had to be on a whitelist before Flash would work. The new behavior effectively turns the Compatibility View list into an exclusive blacklist of badly behaved sites.

March 11, 2013 by

An inside look at Internet Explorer 10's mysterious Flash whitelist

Update: Effective March 12, 2013, Microsoft has reversed the behavior described in this article. In Windows 8 and especially on Windows RT, your ability to run Flash programs hosted on the web depends on whether a site is included on Microsoft's Compatibility View list. This post describes the original rules, which are no longer in effect.

January 13, 2013 by

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac released

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is out and brings OS X Lion compatibility to the virtual machine program. It is now possible to install Windows in a virtual machine by buying it within Parallels.

August 31, 2011 by

Can Microsoft's Windows 8 really do it all?

Microsoft's biggest risk with Windows 8 revolves around the familiar themes that always haunt the company: Reverse compatibility and the need to make Windows the Swiss Army knife of computing.

June 1, 2011

The other Patch Tuesday brings crucial fixes for Windows

If it's the fourth Tuesday of the month, it must be time for another round of Microsoft updates. And sure enough, the "other" Patch Tuesday this month brings a handful of fixes for performance, reliability, and application compatibility. One of the fixes is especially important for any Windows user with a new, extra-large hard drive.

April 26, 2011

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