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: Nothing To See Here
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:20 UTC in reply to "Nothing To See Here"
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

Microsoft just announced that their new flagship OS won't ship with Flash and they don't recommend it.

Microsoft (the guys who control 90+% of the desktop) are saying 'don't use Flash'.

That's a HUGE deal.

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RE[2]: Nothing To See Here
by MollyC on Thu 15th Sep 2011 19:40 in reply to "RE: Nothing To See Here"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Windows doesn't ship with Flash anyway.
OEMs may install it on their hardware, but Flash isn't a part of Windows.

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RE[3]: Nothing To See Here
by sorpigal on Fri 16th Sep 2011 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Nothing To See Here"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

As I recall WinXP shipped with Flash, straight off of the MS disc. Did they stop doing that at some point?

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