Adobe explains the background of the agreement with Microsoft to bring Flash to Windows 8
After revealing the Adobe Flash plugin support in Windows 8 for the web browser Internet Explorer 10 in Metro as the only third-party plug supported in this version, Adobe explained the situation through a private message sent to employees of the company, which “accidentally” leaked to the outside world.
There are clear that Adobe is not Microsoft licensed code and therefore there is no money involved, but are granted privileges to flash within the operating system to get as deep integration with IE10. The agreement would have occurred in an atmosphere of cooperation both because Metro is strong based on Adobe Flash and because this kind of support needed to continue the legacy of their product, which is threatened by alternatives such as HTML5.
Furthermore, it is revealed that Flash will be updated automatically via windows Update, as if it were a component of the operating system itself.
What about Silverlight? And the push to shore HTML5? Windows being the most popular platform in the world, surely this agreement will extend quite the Flash plug life, making the road to stardom for the rest of the alternatives.Adobe, Adobe Flash, flash, HTML5, IE, IE 10, IE10, Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft, plugin, windos update, windows, Windows 8