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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Finally a true test of Flash
by pysiak on Fri 16th Sep 2011 08:09 UTC
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Thom, Flash failed to meet expectations but Flash is being rooted out by corporate forces, not by users' choice. They still love casual gaming and that's not bound to change.

Whether you like Flash or hate it, this probably will be a final true test. If Flash survives because the users will work around artificial obstacles, it will only get stronger.

Take something away from a man, and he'll want it even more. That's psychology 101.

ps. I hate how flash is slow, but I love the games, I won't lie about that :-)

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