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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Yep, Microsoft abandons plugins
by jbauer on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:56 UTC
jbauer
Member since:
2005-07-06

That's why they upload HTML5 videos on their "building Windows 8" blog. And that's why, if I want to watch those videos full screen, I first have to download them and open them with a native media player... bringing back memories.

Future of the web indeed.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

HTML video is really a horrible experience. I usually have to switch browsers to view a video or another, sometimes it just doesn't load, others it hogs my CPU like there's no tomorrow ... it reminds me of the days before Flash video when you had WMP and Realvideo widgets embeded in pages. The horror!!!

Oh and BTW, Flash on my Galaxy S works just fine.

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