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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Flash 11
by wanker90210 on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:22 UTC
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I hate programming in AS3, the Prototype girl getting drunk & laid with Mr OO & then having a child that has great identity problems.

That said, nutters seems to more & more enjoy gaming inside the browser. Possibly it's the halved framerate or cosy CPU fans that appeal to them.

Existing plugins for 3d (e.g Unity) has low coverage and frankly is not that stable, at least on Mac. Yes, you're right, we're seeing HTML5 3d support confusedly peeking out from holes in the ground in various incarnations, but, a new flash version usually has ~90% of (non tablet) browsers covered in like a year. For someone betting their small company in one tech, I'd say that Flash 11, on paper, would look quite appealing.

So, personally, I'm not sure Flash got the final shot in the neck. I will not wear black clothes for a month when it does; I'm just making an observation.

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