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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How you can conclude that because the Windows front end won't support anything but HTML5 that any other technology is dead is ludicrous. You don't browse the web from the front end, you use it to get to where you're going.

It's important to keep the front end clean. It's important to keep it functioning properly. That's why it's now standard HTML5.

All the browsers will continue to use flash, it's not going the way of the Dodo any time soon.

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