Thursday, September 15, 2011

Windows 8 Metro Browser Will Not Support Flash or Any Other Plugins

Microsoft has announced that the Metro style browser in Windows 8 will not support Flash or any other plugins.

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.

Running Metro style IE plug-in free improves battery life as well as security, reliability, and privacy for consumers. Plug-ins were important early on in the web's history. But the web has come a long way since then with HTML5. Providing compatibility with legacy plug-in technologies would detract from, rather than improve, the consumer experience of browsing in the Metro style UI.

*thanks iclarified*

It took everyone this long to realize that Apple was right all along? Now even Microsoft built a device and web browser only for HTML5. Well I'll be dammed, I guess Apple was right!

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