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: Comment by shmerl
by MollyC on Thu 15th Sep 2011 19:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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OpenGL sucks. Why abandon DirectX, which is both superior and more widely used, for OpenGL garbage? What, just because OpenGL is some sort of "standard"? There are lots of standards that suck, and OpenGL is one of 'em.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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It "sucks" as far as Microsoft distracted vendors to work on DirectX instead. In fact OpenGL doesn't suck. But some drivers from vendors - do.

DirectX is not superior to OpenGL. But Microsfot's domination causes it to be more supported [on Windows, it's non existent elsewhere], that's it. You aren't forced to feed MS monopoly machine though.

Edited 2011-09-15 20:54 UTC

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