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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Adobe's motives
by sb56637 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 02:30 UTC
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If Adobe is trying to move away from Flash, why did they start by killing it off on the platform that has the lowest market share? Kill off the Windows version of Flash and then watch a massive shift away from Flash. It sounds to me like they still make plenty of money somehow with Flash on Windows and Mac, and not on Linux, so they are simply not interested in supporting a poor revenue generator. Meanwhile, if there is a dollar to be made with Flash on other platforms, I highly doubt they will ever discontinue it.

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