In a blog post, Microsoft has announced that the “Metro” side of Windows 8 (the touch-based interface that looks like Winodws Phone 7) will not support Adobe Flash or other plug-ins. That doesn’t mean users won’t be able to view websites that use Flash, however. If they switch over to the traditional desktop interface, they’ll be able to use Internet Explorer 10 there to interact with those sites.
“The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web,” explains Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch. “Running Metro style IE plug-in free improves battery life as well as security, reliability and privacy for consumers.”