Arguing that support for Adobe's browser plug-in is an advantage, Microsoft now permits Flash by default on Windows 8 and Windows RT. Tablets that can't run Flash are merely "a companion to a PC."
Microsoft is continuing to test privately the last preview build of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 before releasing it to the Web.
Microsoft said last month that a preview of its Web browser would be released in mid-November.
Microsoft's decision to turn on Do Not Track by default in the next Internet Explorer -- instead of leaving users to opt out -- prompts Yahoo to ignore it.
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is still alive, Microsoft officials confirmed. And another test build is coming in November.
Microsoft will launch a revamped MSN portal on October 26, the day Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets go on sale. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft's new browser is set by default to tell advertisers not to track user behavior on the Web, but Apache's Web server has become a new obstacle to that Microsoft approach.
Microsoft is enabling the Do Not Track feature in the version of Windows 8 that's off to PC makers, guaranteeing a pushback from advertisers.
Company's attempt to set Do Not Track as a default option in Internet Explorer 10 runs counter to the latest DNT draft that says a user must be given a choice.
The "Do Not Track" feature will be turned on by default in Internet Explorer 10, a move that's upsetting the advertising community.