Just as a heads up regarding that Bloomberg article - it's extremely misleading. Microsoft is blocking all plug-ins (including it's own Silverlight platform) from it's tablet only version of IE for Windows 8. The desktop version of IE (which will also run on tablets, just not in a tablet friendlier UI) will continue to support plug-ins, including Flash. I guess the point is that it's sort of a non-story.
As much as people like to dog the Flash runtime, the fact is that in terms of cross platform media distribution, it continues to (and likely will continue to) dominate.
Normally I don't post on these finance message boards because they are filled with trolls and shills, but I felt compelled to at least clear this up since there seems to be a bit of misinformation with regard to IE for Windows 8's support for plugins.
I agree, Adbe has great web tools but mgmt are arrogant and still doesn't believe their product slows down a person's web surfing experience alot. They really need to spend some money to research this and correct the problem. Instead, they blame the OS and a person's PC.