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'!
Thread beginning with comment 489818
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by HowDoIShotWebM on Fri 16th Sep 2011 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
HowDoIShotWebM
Member since:
2011-02-04

Somehow I began to feel even worse for Adobe after reading that... could you imagine how'd they feel just when they thought Google would support them by bundling in Flash with Chrome?

If Apple and Microsoft hammered in the nails to the Flash coffin by not supporting it in their tablet OSes, Google dropping Flash support on YouTube would be the part where they put on the epitaph.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 16th Sep 2011 15:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Adobe had their chance to improve performance of Flash. They didn't, intentionally put much resource into it. Now they pay the price. May be open sourcing Flash can prolong its usage.

Reply Parent Score: 3