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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RE: Five years from now
by Kivada on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 23:49 UTC in reply to "Five years from now"
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What people tend to over-look is this plan takes place five years from now. That gives plenty of time for Gnash to catch up, it gives sites time to move to HTML5 and it gives other browsers (like Firefox and Opera) time to adopt Pepper.

Why would they want to do that? The goal is to eventually ween the world off closed formats. IIRC Mozilla has already declined.

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