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OSNews, Generic OSes Ah yes, why not? The last time we did this, it was March 2009, so it's been two years since we offered a little insight into what kind of operating systems and browsers you, dear readers, are using. In those two years, a lot has changed. I will also explain why in the few cases that OSNews does host video, I will host it in WebM.
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Flash and Flash Blockers
by willm.wade on Tue 29th Mar 2011 23:50 UTC
willm.wade
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2010-07-13

I use Flash block and this page: http://www.codegeek.net/flash-version.php correctly determines the version with it turned on. So it does correctly send that I have flash, at least with FlashBlock for FF

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RE: Flash and Flash Blockers
by umccullough on Wed 30th Mar 2011 00:27 in reply to "Flash and Flash Blockers"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I use Flash block and this page: http://www.codegeek.net/flash-version.php correctly determines the version with it turned on. So it does correctly send that I have flash, at least with FlashBlock for FF


It makes sense that it would report it - since FlashBlock doesn't block flash permanently, it's just a default to not load/show/run the flash - but give the user the option to click in the "space" and do so.

If the browser reported no flash, then the server would optionally prevent sending any HTML including flash widgets that the user *might* want to interact with.

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RE: Flash and Flash Blockers
by sorpigal on Wed 30th Mar 2011 10:56 in reply to "Flash and Flash Blockers"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

FlashBlock will not prevent sites from recording flash version, but NoScript will.

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RE: Flash and Flash Blockers
by Bink on Wed 30th Mar 2011 14:45 in reply to "Flash and Flash Blockers"
Bink Member since:
2006-02-19

FWIW, that URL reports Flash as not being installed when using IE9’s ActiveX Filtering.

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