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Will your phone run the Windows 10 Technical Preview?

The Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, released yesterday, will install only on a handful of Windows Phone models. But even if your device is on the compatibility list, it might not be eligible for the preview. Here's what to look for.

February 13, 2015 by

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 This post describes the original rules, which are no longer in effect.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

We need the facts on Win 8: Linux Aus

After its membership began petitioning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week, Linux Australia, the country's peak open-source body, has pledged to embark on a fact-finding mission to get to the truth of the Windows 8 secure boot issue.

September 29, 2011 by

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