Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:24 UTC, submitted by Ajeet
Multimedia, AV On my mark... Get set... Start not caring! Adobe has announced it plans to discontinue the stand-alone Flash Player for Linux, instead focussing all its effort on the version available through the Pepper API - which, besides Chrome, no one else is going to support.
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Not so fast
by sb56637 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 02:23 UTC
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I'm all for the idea of open web standards and high quality Linux multimedia. But the problem is that most content providers aren't. With all of the limitations and hassles and constant flux that is HTML5 audio/video and DRM, to say nothing of the difficulty of coding complex web apps with AJAX/Javascript/HTML5 and all the other buzzwords, I honestly don't see most major sites moving away from Flash for a long time to come. Which will once again leave Linux users with a limited, inferior experience.

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