07.22.09

Which Browsers Come Preinstalled with Flash Player?

Posted in Adobe, Browser, Flash, Flash 10, Flex at 8:45 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Here is the quiz of the day.
Which Browsers Come Preinstalled with Flash Player?

Icons for IE8, Chrome2, Safari 4, Firefox 3, Opera 9

Icons for IE8, Chrome2, Firefox 3, Safari 4, Opera 9

Which Browsers come preinstalled with the Flash Player plugin pre-installed?

  1. Internet Explorer 8 (8.0.7100.0)
  2. Google Chrome 2 (2.0.172.37)
  3. Firefox 3 (3.51)
  4. Opera 9.7 (9.64)
  5. Safari 4 (4.0.2)
Find out the answer after the break.
Break
If you guessed Internet Explorer 8 you would be right.  The way I found this out is because our computer failed and I took it in to get it fixed at EBC computers who did a great job (a little pricey) and replaced the harddrive and installed Windows 7 as the OS.  The first thing I did (after plugging it into our 25" monitor at home) was to download the various browsers.  I then saw the page on Opera Mobile and wanted to check it out.  Surprisingly none of the browsers (including Opera which was the site I was on requiring Flash Player) had the Flash Player preinstalled  except for Internet Explorer 8.
And here are the screenshots to prove it.
Google Chrome Flash Plugin Screenshot
Google Chrome isn't presintalled with Flash Player
Google Chrome isn't preinstalled with Flash Player
Safari Flash Plugin Screenshot
Safari Browser is not presintalled with Flash Player
Safari Browser is not presintalled with Flash Player but had a detiled pop-up
Firefox  Flash Plugin Screenshot
Firefox Browser is not presintalled with Flash Player.  This was pretty lame.
Firefox Browser is not presintalled with Flash Player. This was pretty lame.
Opera Flash Plugin Screenshot
Opera Browser is not presintalled with Flash Player.  The lamest of all.

Opera Browser is not presintalled with Flash Player. The lamest of all.

So what should you do if you run into this scenario?  Go to Adobe of course and Get the Flash Plugin.

Thanks and as always,

Happy Flashing

Curtis J. Morley