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 henderson101 on Fri 16th Sep 2011 12:02 UTC in reply to "RE: one problem"
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Therefore, the only logical choice for website makers for HTML5 web video is WebM. Windows and Mac OSX users can still run IE9+ or Safari by installing a WebM codec.


Ah - "book them and they will come", famous last words. So, we substitute one dependency for another? Sounds like a lovely utopia.

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