Story over at OSNews: Microsoft Abandons Flash, Silverlight in Windows 8. I don't see any reference to silverlight in the story itself, mind you, just the headline.
And now this. This is Microsoft kicking Flash to the curb. The world's most popular operating system will not be receptive to Flash, and Microsoft openly stating Flash is history pretty much means that as a platform for the web, it's done. Flash may still serve a purpose in other ways, but the Flash most of us know and hate - that's gone.
Personally I'm not sad at all, flash is great for little clicky games, but overall makes my browsing experience slower, my laptop hotter with less battery life, and I hope it goes away quickly. Sorry adobe.