...Okay; so all we have to do is convince the Mozilla developers to support the Pepper API, and they SHOULD be able to get the Flash-plugin-for-Chrome code to work with Firefox -- right? Then someone can write a script that downloads Chrome and extracts Flash and sticks it in the Firefox plugins dir. Done.
Then, any other webkit browsers that also want to support Flash will have to tag along and support Pepper, and then in the long term, everything will continue to work with Flash as before. It's more like "Adobe Abandons NPAPI Support On Linux".
Pepper API may in fact be a superior solution anyway. NPAPI was designed a VERY long time ago (90s) and I don't think it meets the needs of modern browser architectures and plugins. In fact, supporting NPAPI with such advanced browsers as Chrome requires a LOT of ugly hacks because of the design of NPAPI.
I'm still pissed at Adobe for basically being in Microsoft's pocket book and for dropping Android and Chrome on Android, but I don't mind them shooting themselves in the foot. Hopefully the market share of Android and Linux will continue to grow, resulting in fewer and fewer people having Flash, and eventually website owners will get enough complaints that "your site doesn't work because I don't have and can't get Flash" that they will re-write with HTML5.
In the end, Adobe seems to be voluntarily killing their own platform, where it would appear that their actual goal is to try and kill Linux and Linux-derived operating systems. They swing their sword arm at their enemy and the sword comes back around and slices their nose off. What a bunch of dumbfucks they are.