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: Title is slightly misleading
by segedunum on Fri 16th Sep 2011 00:17 UTC in reply to "Title is slightly misleading"
segedunum
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The title of this article is a bit misleading, Microsoft isn't abandoning Flash and Silverlight in Windows 8, they are abandoning Flash and Silverlight in IE10 when running under Metro.

Considering that Metro is the default interface in Windows 8 then yes they are.

I did say Silverlight was going the journey when it came to Metro development bit everyone wanted to cover their ears.

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