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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No more flash filter...
by krreagan on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:42 UTC
krreagan
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2008-04-08

"The only downside to not having Flash is that most of the ads on the web are/were in Flash, so if you ran a Flashblock extension, that pretty much zapped a lot of them at once."

I had not thought of that... Good point!

I use the Click-To-Flash blocker and the internet is a much better experience.

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