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I've never used Chrome... only Chromium...

Hey it was you that mentioned Chrome ;)

I have no use for flash... i don't play games of any sort... and I'm tired of seeing the yellow chrome/chromium pop-up...

What I'm saying is the above instructions applied to Chromium, not Chrome.
(chrome having its own built in flashplayer)



If you don't want flashplayer, uninstall it .. but expect to see warnings on webpages with flash content (unless you use a flash blocker).
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I've never used Chrome... only Chromium...

Hey it was you that mentioned Chrome ;)

I only mentioned it because some folks don't seem to know there is an alternative to (phone home to google inc ) Chrome... decided to block flash in both computers just to settle the issue for good... 8)
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Finally !  (26 July 2017)   :P

Adobe to ditch Flash Player by 2020:  https://goo.gl/dvoLfP

First thing I did after my new clean install and update of Peppermint 8 was remove anything Adobe Flash no need for it in my computer use.   :)
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First thing I did after my new clean install and update of Peppermint 8 was remove anything Adobe Flash no need for it in my computer use.   :)

Yeah, flash was cool, back in the last century, but it's time to bid it fond adieu ...  ;)

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Yeah, flash was cool, back in the last century, but it's time to bid it fond adieu ...  ;)
But it still runs more efficient than HTML5. Although HTML5 support got a lot better, it's still not quite there yet. I can tell which ones running by looking at a power meter :-X

But yeah Flash is going to die... likely... maybe... in a different universe or so ::)


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I  said farewell to Adobe Flash over a year ago and never have found anything that needs it although I still get the occasional message saying Adobe Flash is needed to view this page.

No way it is just to vulnerable and problematic and a big PITA.
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I certainly won't miss it, as I've took every precaution to avoid Macromedia/ Adobe Flash on any system since the turn of the millenium..
good riddance I say!  :P

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How surprising :D

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I'm generally a supporter of forks, as opposed to the people that say there are too many .. forks are how Linux (and other FOSS projects) progress. Because forks remove centralised 'management' of ideas (which can easily become barriers), they allow cream to rise to the top that can be (usually freely) used elsewhere.

In other words .. don't like what Ubuntu/Arch/LibreOffice/SAMBA/etc. are doing, but can't talk then into including your idea .. create a fork that DOES contain your idea, and if it's a good idea other will get to see it and use your fork.

But it's hard to see the value in this becoming FOSS.
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Oh good grief .. someone's trying to keep it alive by petitioning to have it open sourced

Maybe the NSA will covertly maintain it for the mullet heads ...  ::)

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... forks are how Linux (and other FOSS projects) progress ...

I got it.  Have FOSS take over FLASH, and call it FLOSS.  Nobody will use it ...   :D
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Maybe the NSA will covertly maintain it

LOL :))

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Dunno what I'm laughing at, that's a real (and terrifying) possibility :o
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Well the NSA is a great supporter for FOSS, without them Linux wouldn't be where it is. Although they might have a different definition of "free" ::).

I'm not sure Flash makes sense for them, it's just another Door into Windows and they get pretty much full access to that anyways. And do you really think the average Windows user will uninstall Flash? I'm not sure the average windows user cares if his PC is hacked, as long as it works. I mean windows 10 says it's spyware in it's EULA.

I think the NSA won't waste ressources on software like that. it's the BIOS and Hardware backdoors they'll have to fokus on. By the way Intel AMT (the business version of ME) got already hacked, it's more or less a matter of time until Intel ME will be too. And that's a backdoor most of us have. With AMD now having backdoors as well it's rather hard to do something against this. And the users might actually think their system is safe (I mean the OS could be 100% safe, doesn't matter).

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I've never used Chrome... only Chromium... in order to avoid all the"phone home to Mountain View" bits  :-X... I'd just as soon never have flash installed anymore... just hate that yellow banner...   :-\

I'm with you about Adobe Flash or anything Adobe.

I don't like Google Chrome and use Chromium as it being the default browser in Peppermint 8.
Once I got used to using Chromium it's a ok.  :)
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