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: Title is slightly misleading
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:14 UTC in reply to "Title is slightly misleading"
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

No, they won't install it on Windows 8 at all. A user can install it for use with both the metro version of IE browser and the legacy IE (which are, in fact, the same IE, just with different chrome).

Also, the OEM's can totally fuck up Microsoft's plan and probably will.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Isn't that the way Windows 7 already is? I don't think Windows 7 as Silverlight bundled with it, so there's no difference (feel free to correct me).

Sure OEMs can install it and whatever else they want, but that's always been the case.

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