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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Headline: No news!
by stew on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:44 UTC
stew
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2005-07-06

To my knowledge, Flash has never been included in any version of Windows. I don't see how it not being included in Windows 8 is such a big deal.

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RE: Headline: No news!
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:55 in reply to "Headline: No news!"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

The chief architect of Windows is saying 'don't use Flash, we don't support it in Metro' (joining that other Steve guy from the fruit company) and you don't think that's news?

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RE[2]: Headline: No news!
by stew on Thu 15th Sep 2011 18:04 in reply to "RE: Headline: No news!"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

He's not saying that there will be no Flash support whatsoever when browsing the web in Win8. He's simply saying that when you write Metro apps, you use HTML5 and not Flash, which is nothing big. When writing Windows 7 apps, you didn't use Flash either, did you?

Flash works in Windows 8, just as it did in any version of Windows prior. The iOS story was different because Flash doesn't work on iOS, whatsoever.

But I guess Adobe and Flash are now what Microsoft and Windows used to be: the company and the product everyone uses and everyone loves to hate, for whatever reason they can find.

Edited 2011-09-15 18:10 UTC

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