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Nov 14, 2011

Microsoft not Apple Killing Flash

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Harry McCracken at Technologizer makes a good point about who is really killing flash. A commenter on on this story by Erica Ogg points out that Microsoft will not support Flash in its Windows 8 metro browser (Internet Explorer 10).

A quick Google search confirmed this:
Microsoft revealed this week that Internet Explorer 10 Metro will not support browser based plug-ins.

“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,” revealed Internet Explorer chief Dean Hachamovitch, in a blog post earlier this week. Microsoft is removing the ability to use plug-ins on the Metro style IE version of Windows 8 to improve security, reliability and battery life for end users. “Plug-ins were important early on in the web’s history,” admits Hachamovitch. “The web has come a long way since then with HTML5.”
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Although I do find it hard to believe there will be no plug-in or add on capability in Internet Explorer. It looks like Flash really is gonna be dead soon. The times are changing fast.
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