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 Kroc
by shmerl on Fri 16th Sep 2011 06:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Microsoft will choke on WebGL (they already did) since they always considered OpenGL their rival. So far their support of HTML5 is far from perfect.

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