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Hi all

but is it still full of security holes and should we use it ?

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/12/18/after-ignoring-linux-for-years-adobe-releases-flash-24-for-linux/

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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 06:25:22 am »
I think most people would agree flashlayer is something they'd love to ditch, for performance and security reasons but there are still far too many sites that require it.
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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 07:44:33 am »
Hi zebedeeboss,

I, for one, will not be trying it out -- I've ditched flashplayer for good;)

I guess I'm fortunate that there are no sites that I use that require it.  8)

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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 09:56:54 am »
but is it still full of security holes and should we use it ?

Probably and no are the answers I'm going with.  ;)

Hi zebedeeboss,

I, for one, will not be trying it out -- I've ditched flashplayer for good;)

I guess I'm fortunate that there are no sites that I use that require it.  8)

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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 10:52:16 am »
I think most people would agree flashlayer is something they'd love to ditch, for performance and security reasons but there are still far too many sites that require it.

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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 04:52:55 am »
What's Adobe Flash again?

Long live HTML5 :D (Alright, I am mainly talking about YouTube here.)

It's a good thing that Flash is no longer absolutely necessary. It was, still is very resource hungry. Flash should die, if you ask me.
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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 04:58:16 am »
What's Adobe Flash again?

Long live HTML5 :D (Alright, I am mainly talking about YouTube here.)

It's a good thing that Flash is no longer absolutely necessary. It was, still is very resource hungry. Flash should die, if you ask me.

Really, who cares  :-\.
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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 05:11:29 am »
Really, who cares  :-\.

My parents care about Flash :)

They like playing these online games, and those need Flash.
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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 10:11:31 am »
Unfortunately, there are a lot of sites with multimedia content that still require Flash.  Sure, big sites like YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, and others may no longer require it, but smaller sites don't want to pay someone to re-code their websites to run HTML5 instead of Flash.  So, sites like that will keep Flash alive for several more years.

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Re: After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 11:15:28 am »
Agreed, it's one thing to say it SHOULD die, sadly it's quite another to say it IS dead.

Until it IS dead, I'm glad Adobe are no longer ignoring Linux .. even where I may not personally use it.
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