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[2]: Title is slightly misleading
by MollyC on Thu 15th Sep 2011 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Title is slightly misleading"
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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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