September 15, 2011

Windows 8 Tablet Won’t Support Flash

Killian Bell, writing for Cult of Mac:

"In a post on its Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovithch, Internet Explorer team leader, has confirmed that the “Metro” version of Internet Explorer 10 will not support Flash or other plugins, and will instead turn to HTML5 — just like iOS devices."

This is good news for system stability on that new Microsoft OS. Apple eschewed Flash on its iPad tablet for the same reason, as well as for power savings. Microsoft's choice validates that decision and continues the push toward open an web video standard.