Apparently, Microsoft lost the court case with Eola over a patent issue, which means that they can no longer embed active-x content directly in Internet Explorer.
An update to Windows is now filtering out from Microsoft, and these changes take effect immediately after the update is installed.
What does this mean? Well, anyone using Internet Explorer will have to click on flash movies/devices at least once to make it work. From there on in, the end user will notice nothing different, after clicking once on each piece of embedded content. So those sites that have lots of little flash and activex buttons – will be teaching users to double click on everything – cos that’s how to make it work.
I guess what goes around, comes around. You either want software patents or you don’t?
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