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]: one problem
by shmerl on Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE: one problem"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Bad solution, since it doubles your storage requirements.

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RE[3]: one problem
by kristoph on Sat 17th Sep 2011 17:56 in reply to "RE[2]: one problem"
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2006-01-01

Ok, well, for you maybe, but for 99% of commercial web sites this won't be an issue. Most also keep smaller versions of the same video (in two formats) for mobile users, sometimes different compressions for different bandwidth, etc.

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