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[5]: Headline: No news!
by MollyC on Thu 15th Sep 2011 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Headline: No news!"
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

"Advertising Silverlight"? Did you bother to read the article? Neither Flash, nor Silverlight, nor Java, nor any plugin will be supported in the Metro verison of IE 10. The Desktop version of IE 10 will support plugins just as IE9 does.

Where do you get "Advertising Silverlight" from?

Oh, and no, Flash isn't dead because Microsoft says so. It'd dying (not dead yet) because Apple and Microsoft say so, and Google is about to say so too when they flip the big switch at YouTube and make it an HTML5 only site.

Wait, did you actually tout Delphi? LOLOLOLOL
Delphi is deader than dead.

Edited 2011-09-15 19:58 UTC

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RE[6]: Headline: No news!
by Soulbender on Fri 16th Sep 2011 17:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Headline: No news!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Delphi is deader than dead.


Hey now, back in the day (90's) when I actually programmed on Windows Delphi was good. I guess it's pretty dead these days though. Shame that, Borland always made better products.

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RE[7]: Headline: No news!
by henderson101 on Fri 16th Sep 2011 17:42 in reply to "RE[6]: Headline: No news!"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It's a shadow of the former glory, but still around. They have a new UI framework and plan to support Mac and iOS using a version of FreePascal. Odd. Embarcadero never did let the grass grow.....

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