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    Default Adobe Announces Plans To Abandon Flash On Linux

    Phoronix: Adobe Announces Plans To Abandon Flash On Linux

    Adobe has issued a statement this morning that they will effectively be abandoning Flash Player support on Linux. After Flash Player 11.2 they will no longer be providing updates for Linux users but just maintaining the 11.2 release. Google is expected to take over with a Flash Player implementation based upon a new API, but only for Google Chrome-based web-browsers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA2MDc

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    Well this was kind of surprising... Lets hope this means that flash will die and be replaced by something better (and more open).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azpegath View Post
    Well this was kind of surprising... Lets hope this means that flash will die and be replaced by something better (and more open).
    You haven't heard of Canvas?

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    I'm not surprised after them dropping Android and not even supporting Chrome on Android either

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    Default Good riddance

    This will increase the pressure to switch to html5 <video>, and will improve browsers' support for it. Google will probably lead the way. Adobe's support for Linux had a third-citizenship status lately, anyway.

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    Bad news, my gf likes to play sushi cat / sushi cat 2... u_u

    Regarding flash adobe should have been banned already, f.e. on sites like newgrounds, all content is delivered via flash, and flash requires latest version - means, your either have flash and get access, or you dont get access. Means destruction of basic internet principles and standards.

    Only ones who made this happen are developers!! JUST STOP USING FALSH PLEASE!!!

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    Good riddance, too. flash and apple are two of the main reasons this planet sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Great, I don't install Flash on my systems anymore, and I remove it everywhere I see it. I have been using HTML5 instead, I also use mplayer and youtube-dl for videos sometimes...Flash is a piece of crap, I hope it dies already.
    Maybe it's not so damaging news as we could benefit by being more aimed at HTML5, and use the likes of Gnash if there is that odd web-page that displays some flash.

    I think Abode will be the loser here.

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