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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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 16th Sep 2011 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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Adobe had their chance to improve performance of Flash. They didn't, intentionally put much resource into it. Now they pay the price. May be open sourcing Flash can prolong its usage.

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