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: Games for social networking
by sorpigal on Fri 16th Sep 2011 17:34 UTC in reply to "Games for social networking"
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Farmville could be done with JS and HTML these days. Not as simply or easily as with Flash, but it could be done as securely. The missing pieces today will soon be filled by WebSockets and the JS audio API. When you can sync visuals to sounds there'll be little reason to use flash for games.

Flash is still going to be 'better' at it for a while--you don't replace something so mature quickly, not with any degree of perfection.

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