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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Adobe said they would add WebM support to Flash, not sure if they already did that.

But this could be one way to make sure that WebM works almost everywhere. Because Flash could be used as a fallback to codec support in the browser.

So I don't know if this article means that Flash and Silverlight are not installed by default or if plugins are not supported at all.

Anyway this could be a bit of a blow for WebM too.

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Adobe enthusiastically announced VP8 support after Google's takeover of On2. After that it has been very quiet about it.

Occhams razor suggests mpeg-la showcased their guns over lunch and then Adobe dropped the idea.

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