Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:08 UTC, submitted by kristoph
Windows Microsoft announced during the build conference, and Steve Sinofsky reiterated in a blog posting that: "For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free. The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web." Sinfosky goes on explain why Microsoft will not include Flash and why it's no longer needed. It's as close as we'll get to an obituary for Flash. Update from Thom: Added a note in the 'read more'!
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:08 UTC
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I'm not surprised that MS dumps Flash, what do they care? But to move away from their lock-in-ish Silverlight to open standards is very not Microsoft like. And I'm glad they are doing it, it'll benefit the Web (let's see if they'll start supporting WebM as well).

Would be great if they'd do the same thing for OpenGL, but I doubt it could happen, since DirectX penetration is way deeper than Silverlight's.

Edited 2011-09-15 17:09 UTC

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