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    Default Adobe Issues Final Linux Flash Player Release

    Phoronix: Adobe Issues Final Linux Flash Player Release

    Adobe released the official Flash Player 11.2 for Linux release this week, which will serve as the last major version of their Flash/SWF player on Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4MDQ

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    No. Despite Phoronix's vdpau and nvidia fanboiism it's not a good idea to update to 11.2 on a blob system: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177380

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    What's more, Adobe has officially stated that Flash Player 11.2 will not be supported so filing any bugs against it will be a waste of your time:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your report to Adobe.

    Unfortunately we do not support Fedora Linux anymore post 11.2

    FYI

    http://www.adobe.com/products/flashp...ech-specs.html

    Thanks,

    Yuzhong Cao <xxxxxx@adobe.com>

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    Flash is becoming more and more irrelevant. No one is going to miss this crap.

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    And nothing of value was lost!

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    As Flash on Linux will fall behind it will be at some point where some sites will refuse to play videos on Flash 11.2 as it'll become too old to play content. So before long someone might whip up a wrapper that's much like nspluginwrapper that will allow Google's Flash plugin to load and work in Firefox (you can extract the plugin file from the Chrome install package rather than have to install Chrome)

    Hopefully HTML5 will take over the video playing space though in the next few years so that Flash will become moot

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    We all know there already are better solution for video in place and actually being used. But what about other uses? For example where I find myself using flash again is info graphics. Lets say for things like elections, or major sports event like olympics. There are huge amounts of data to display (and legitimatly of interest), and news outlets and media organizations produce flash where you can click through say election results for your county divided by age group.

    I'm sure that can be done nicely with html5-ish technology, but it's not as easy as the flash video migration where you have youtube as the heavy weight and other content providers would just follow what they do.

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    Thumbs down I'm a bit concerned about this...

    Quote Originally Posted by not.sure View Post
    No. Despite Phoronix's vdpau and nvidia fanboiism it's not a good idea to update to 11.2 on a blob system: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177380
    [Offtopic] I agree with your quote here (in terms of Phoronix's VDPAU/nVidia fanboism)... [/Offtopic]

    Unfortunately, not everything is "roses"... Although I really prefer HTML5 over Flash, there are still some sites that need flash in order to work properly (for instance, some internet video sites (except maybe youtube), e-commerce sites, web portals, etc.).

    Forcing us to use a browser that attacks your privacy (Chrome) is not a solution for Linux's flash problem... And unfortunately, we'll be "in the dark" quite some time until HTML5 "rules the world"... So, I'm a bit concerned about these Flash Linux news...

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolution View Post
    [Offtopic] I agree with your quote here (in terms of Phoronix's VDPAU/nVidia fanboism)... [/Offtopic]

    Unfortunately, not everything is "roses"... Although I really prefer HTML5 over Flash, there are still some sites that need flash in order to work properly (for instance, some internet video sites (except maybe youtube), e-commerce sites, web portals, etc.).

    Forcing us to use a browser that attacks your privacy (Chrome) is not a solution for Linux's flash problem... And unfortunately, we'll be "in the dark" quite some time until HTML5 "rules the world"... So, I'm a bit concerned about these Flash Linux news...

    Cheers
    aside from my previous post (where i explained that flash's lack of future development probably won't result in many problems), what exactly makes chrome have bad privacy? it's not like google is allowed to take your credit card number and use it, or take the passwords of your accounts. this is the same stupid issue of people fearing their governments watching their every move - sure ethically they have no right to do that but if you aren't doing anything wrong, if you don't have anyone who is "after you", and if you've got nothing to hide then why do you care? if you're paranoid and a criminal in some way (whether you've been arrested or not) or have something to be ashamed of then maybe you should have thought about your actions before doing them in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    aside from my previous post (where i explained that flash's lack of future development probably won't result in many problems), what exactly makes chrome have bad privacy? it's not like google is allowed to take your credit card number and use it, or take the passwords of your accounts. this is the same stupid issue of people fearing their governments watching their every move - sure ethically they have no right to do that but if you aren't doing anything wrong, if you don't have anyone who is "after you", and if you've got nothing to hide then why do you care? if you're paranoid and a criminal in some way (whether you've been arrested or not) or have something to be ashamed of then maybe you should have thought about your actions before doing them in the first place.
    a) Well, if you read Google's terms of service, your information is sent outside you country... Except, OC, if you live in the "US and A".

    b) Google is an advertisement company, it stopped to being a search provider long ago.

    c) Maybe you should look at the SRWare Iron vs Chromium comparison before shouting at me in a public forum...

    d) I'm not "paranoid". I just support what I think is right for me... Furthermore, I'm proud of who I am... Maybe you're the paranoid one here (Writing sentences such as I might be a criminal, or that I'm ashamed of who I am without knowing anything about me)... You should urgently find a shrink and check if everything's right with you...

    e) Finally, about the "paranoid" thing... Wait and see in a few years... I think we're slightly turning into a modern "middle age"... Just look at SOPA, ACTA, PIPA, PL18 (Portugal)... Those are attempts to censor the web and turning it into big closed censored networks... And maybe people think these proposals are dead, but that's only a "political game"...

    f) If you disagree with me, deal with it! This is a public forum...

    Cheers

    p.s.: Btw, my favorite browsers are Opera and Firefox...
    Last edited by evolution; 03-31-2012 at 08:00 PM.

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