Thursday, 30 August 2012

Hitler And The Downfall Of Silverlight

As most of us know, it was announced that the Metro-style bowser in Windows 8 does not support plug-ins.

Dean Hachamovitch stated last year in September 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”

So what does this mean?
No Silverlight, no QuickTime, no Flash and no PDF.

Why?
Simply put, the Metro-style browser cannot support the plugins. However, you can still argue that Windows 8 has “desktop” mode, but is being positioned as something that should be used for more complex applications such as Photoshop, etc…

This also means that certified Silverlight professionals are not a happy bunch. Here’s a video we found that pretty much sums up how they feel.