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 Can't Die Yet
by tuaris on Thu 15th Sep 2011 14:46 UTC
tuaris
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There are a few things HTML5 can't do yet. One of them is recoding video from a webcam. Even though Mozilla's project Rainbow should finally fill that gap, it could still be several years away from being ready.

Also, The article was not clear, is Microsoft finally dropping Silverlight?

Edited 2011-09-15 14:48 UTC

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