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Flash Player EoL (End of Life)

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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

With the numerous critical security vulnerabilities over the years, the end of Flash Player has long been awaited.  The time is coming, although not until 2020.

See Flash & The Future of Interactive Content | Adobe,

The End of an Era – Next Steps for Adobe Flash - Microsoft Edge Dev BlogMicrosoft Edge Dev Blog and

Firefox Roadmap for Flash End-of-Life | Future Releases
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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

Boy! What a mess this is going to cause. There are a LOT of sites on the Internet that are still using Flash. I doubt they're all going to convert this older data to HTML5 anytime soon... or ever. We'll lose a lot of content on the Internet because of this. I plan on keeping a Flash Player plugin available for my browsers for a long, long time after the end of life event finally occurs.
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#3 OFFLINE   ebrke


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

I didn't install flash in my latest OpenSUSE install and have been making out okay, but my browsing habits are probably different than yours.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

I felt joy as I read the topic title and clicked on this thread. Then I read "not until 2020" - Nooooooooo

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