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From Avi Kessner <akess...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Flash Platform Whitepaper
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:08:54 GMT
Microsoft was sued and lost a court case regarding 'metro uh so they had to
change it to 'modern ui' as far as I remember
On Jan 31, 2013 4:59 PM, "Kessler CTR Mark J" <mark.kessler.ctr@usmc.mil>
wrote:

> Actually I think they said they will have AIR on Win8, but they are not
> making anything special for the Metro interface or what Adobe seems to be
> calling the "Modern UI".  However if you're not on the compatibility list
>  it will show up for the desktop, but not the "Modern UI".
>
> "Flash Player release and debug players are available and supported for
> Windows 8 Desktop and Modern UI experiences on both x86/64 and ARM
> platforms."
>
> " Flash content not on the compatibility view list will not be displayed
> within Modern UI style Internet Explorer on Windows 8"
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicholas Kwiatkowski [mailto:nicholas@spoon.as]
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:34 AM
> To: dev@flex.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Flash Platform Whitepaper
>
> According to the whitepaper, there is no plans to support AIR on Windows 8
> RT (ARM based processors, or tablets).  Windows 8 (Intel based processors,
> or desktops), are still supported.
>
> I'm not surprised by this move.  I see it more as a wait-and-see than
> anything else.  Windows 8 RT has a *very* low take rate right now.  If they
> are not supporting Linux, then not supporting Windows 8 RT is a no-brainer,
> at this time.  I'm sure if Windows 8 RT becomes more popular they will
> re-evaluate which platforms they want to support.
>
> -Nick
>

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