Flash crashed on me (in my Pandora tab) while posting this - no shit.
Anyway,Microsoft Ditches Flash in Windows 8 Metro IE10 in Latest Setback for Adobe
All eyes have been on Microsoft ever since its BUILD conference got underway in Anaheim, California on Tuesday. While Redmond is using the new event primarily to acquaint developers with Windows 8, it’s also giving just about everyone else a glimpse of the operating system’s future in the process. Talking about the future, there seems to be an emerging consensus around the tech world that it’s going to be pretty bleak for plugins like Flash and Silverlight.
Like many others, Microsoft also expects such plugins to be usurped by HTML5 over time. Dean Hachamovitch, who spearheads the IE team, has revealed that the Metro style IE10 app is strictly meant to offer an entirely plugin-free web experience.
So it sounds like they're ditching both Flash *AND* Silverlight. Considering WinMo7 is based on Silverlight... well, it sounds like Microsoft has come to term with the retardation of their Silverlight initiative and come to their senses about proprietary, end-user-machine-based browser plugins.