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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2015, 06:15:33 am »
I had never used/seen ICE on any other distribution I tried before. So, I thought ICE is a proprietary Peppermint feature. :)

Ice is ours, written in-house by the esteemed Kendall Weaver (one of the co-founders of Peppermint), but thanks to his generosity it's open sourced and GPL'd so ANY distro is free to use it "as is" or modify it to their own needs .. that's the open source spirit :)
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2015, 07:18:09 am »
I had never used/seen ICE on any other distribution I tried before. So, I thought ICE is a proprietary Peppermint feature. :)

A lot of people may ask "Why the hell do you need ICE? Google Chrome does the same thing by creating shortcuts to bookmarks/Web-apps". I consider the following as appropriate answers :

1. ICE allows use to create any Web page as an app or SSB (not just the apps on chrome Web store)

2. It's much easier to set your icon.

3. You can choose which Web browser will open the Web app.

4. You can create the SSB and place it in any directory of the menu according to your choice (not just Internet submenu like chrome does).
You forgot two really huge reasons:
  • Ice is Free and Open source, Google is Closed source
  • Peppermint did it first with Ice
I know which one I prefer  ;).

Totally :) Thanks for reminding.

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2015, 09:54:34 am »
Oh, flashplugin, how I loathe thee.  ::)  I just updated that garbage.  It's funny, it wasn't showing anything on MintUpdate, but I just updated it to the latest version using the terminal.

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2015, 10:10:05 am »
it was displaying in my mintupdate .. so I guess yours just hadn't got around to its scheduled check for updates yet ;)
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2015, 10:45:24 am »
it was displaying in my mintupdate .. so I guess yours just hadn't got around to its scheduled check for updates yet ;)

Yes, that was the case.  I just didn't wait for it to check.  Since I saw this thread, I decided to do it manually.  I have to go to work in a bit, I don't have time to wait for MintUpdate to do its thing.  ;)

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2015, 10:48:44 am »
Oh, flashplugin, how I loathe thee.  ::)  I just updated that garbage.  It's funny, it wasn't showing anything on MintUpdate, but I just updated it to the latest version using the terminal.
it was displaying in my mintupdate .. so I guess yours just hadn't got around to its scheduled check for updates yet ;)

I gotta update in the way scifidude79 just did. I guess Canonical is UK-based so PCNetSpec gets updates faster ;)

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2015, 10:50:05 am »
You forgot two really huge reasons:
  • Ice is Free and Open source, Google is Closed source
  • Peppermint did it first with Ice
I know which one I prefer  ;).

I read an interesting 'which_came_first_the_chicken_or_the_egg' eye-opener yesterday, Andy.   I'll check my browser history...


Okay, here it is:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/13/google_makes_pitch_to_push_chromebooks_into_business_with_dell/

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One of the traditional weaknesses of Chromebooks is their distressing tendency to become mostly useless when out of range of an internet connection. Sheth said that this too had been addressed by the latest builds of the ChromeOS.

“We’re seeing a good amount of sophistication in offline use of web apps,”
he explained. “Google apps are all available offline by default on these devices, and we’re seeing many other web apps working on that too. Also we have android apps now being able to be ported to Chromebooks, and a lot of those are designed to be inherently offline.”

BRILLIANT IDEA!!!
I wonder who came up with that first  ?!?!?   :D

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2015, 11:24:01 am »
<hand in the air> Oooh I know, I know sir......
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2015, 12:52:31 am »
I gotta update in the way scifidude79 just did. I guess Canonical is UK-based so PCNetSpec gets updates faster ;)

Canonical is based in South Africa.  But, they have repository servers worldwide.  MintUpdate just probably hadn't yet run its periodic check, as it hadn't with mine.  However, you can always click on the icon (left or right click) and hit "refresh."  That forces a check.  ;)

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2015, 12:32:56 pm »
Here's an interesting development !  :)

I was over on LP this morning, checking out the proposed packages in the Adobe upstream connection trunk, when I noticed this:

LINK:  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/1:20151016.2-0trusty1

The 'adobe-flashplugin' & 'adobe-flash-properties-gtk' packages caught my eye, so I installed them.

Here's how they look, at play, in Peppermint 6R1:





@Andy - Thx for the Copy.png that you posted for Ice (above).  I'm using it for the app launcher in the panel, now.   :D

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2015, 01:03:49 pm »
BTW, I should mention...

If you decide to play around with these cutting edge packages, don't let the 'niner-niner-niner' numbers freak you:





It IS the most recent upgrade:





Canonical devs like to use '999' to indicate trunk builds, dailies, proposed, rcs, and so forth...   ;)

** Results may vary (pictured above):  The Pepper Flash Plugin is embedded in my Chromium browser.
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2015, 11:26:08 am »
I just got a moronic message a few moments ago while doing nothing more than using this forum, telling me that I needed to install the Adobe Flash plugin.  I have it installed!  I'm telling you, the end is nigh.  >:(

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2015, 02:25:21 pm »
I know I'm lucky here, and not everyone can do this, but I've been able to live pretty well without using Adobe Flash  at all for the last couple of months or so. :)

I don't think I would have been able to say that a year ago.
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2015, 02:50:30 pm »
I was doing that for a while, but then I started running into too many entertainment sites still using Flash.  ::)

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2015, 12:01:56 pm »
I understand.  Still, I see the day coming when we'll all be Flash-free!
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