On Wednesday, Microsoft fans were informed on the building windows 8 blog that “the tablet” will no longer be supporting Adobe’s Flash, but will be using HTML5 instead.

Microsoft 8 will make flash available on its traditional PCs but not for its touch specific type products i.e. the tablet, therefore there will be two versions of Internet Explorer 10.

Dean Hachamovitch, head of Microsoft’s IE team, stated that ultimately, replacing flash with HTML5 on the tablet will prolong battery life, security and reliability and that flash isn’t needed for streaming videos or surfing the web. These reasons given by Hachamovitch are nearly identical to the thoughts of Steve Jobs, the former Apple CEO.

With Apple, Microsoft and web experts like ourselves dismissing the use of the plug-in, can this be the beginning of the end for flash?