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Death of Flash Player
« on: July 29, 2017, 09:42:06 PM »
https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html

Adobe has finally decided to kill off Flash Player.  That browser plugin you always have to update, and is notorious for its many security issues.  Flash Player will cease to be supported at the end of 2020.

What are your thoughts on this?
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 11:07:53 PM »
FINALLY.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 11:22:05 PM »
R.I.P Flash... ...You won't be missed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 11:23:16 PM »
Ciao Flash

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 05:15:43 AM »
I still have websites, that tell me "You need flash player to watch this movie". But I definitely won't install it. Finally, this relic of ancient www-days is history. No need, no use, but high abuse. Useless (and insecure) like Java on computers.


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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 10:46:38 AM »
indeed dear *Nuzzles*

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 12:45:49 PM »
Flash ahhh I'm happy that it is dead dun dun dun dun.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 01:28:42 PM »
The only bad thing is that we have to wait for it to happen. It can't come soon enough.

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 02:02:27 PM »
As long as I can still view certain things on sites that did need Flash!
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 04:50:26 PM »
It's disappointing how many websites still use flash despite the fact it's full of security issues...let's hope they can migrate in time.

At least the major video streaming websites such as Youtube have switched to HTML5, though.

Some people want Adobe to release the source code to Flash Player.  While in most cases, I support open-source software, in this case I think it would simply prolong the agony.
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2017, 05:12:41 PM »
Huh. That's nice. (I'm a computer dummy, I don't bother to educate myself on things like this)
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 12:04:57 AM »
No big loss. ;)  Like the Wicked Witch of the East getting crushed by a house.

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 04:31:32 AM »
But the Wicked Witch wasn't so destructive and evil like Adobe's Flash Player ;)


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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 09:23:52 PM »
Quote from: Darkling Nocturnal on Jul 31 2017, 12:31:32 AM
But the Wicked Witch wasn't so destructive and evil like Adobe's Flash Player ;)
We'll have to let the Black Rabbit of Inlé take care of Flash then.

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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
:D *Laughs Uncontrollably* Good one, dear Chipster-roo. :p *Nuzzles sweetly*