Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 17:47 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ah yes, why not? The last time we did this, it was March 2011, so it's been almost a year since we offered a little insight into what kind of operating systems and browsers you, dear readers, are using. Nothing particularly earth-shattering going on here.
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RE[2]: Flash usage
by phoenix on Fri 6th Jan 2012 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Flash usage"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

"Everyone install Adobe's Flash Player 'just in caseā„¢'. I cannot see any reason to deliberately uninstall it.


On my windows partition, I only enable Flash in IE (mainly for viewing YouTube), and most of the time I use FireFox. On Linux I did not even bother to install Flash, as I have Chrome installed and use VP8 for YouTube playback.
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Chrome ships with Adobe Flash pre-installed as part of the browser install. Thus, you do have Flash installed. ;) Just check the plugins page in Chrome, and you'll see it listed there. Even on Linux.

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RE[3]: Flash usage
by Fusion on Fri 6th Jan 2012 21:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Flash usage"
Fusion Member since:
2005-07-18

Yep. And while I agree with Thom insofar as Flash not going away anytime soon... generalizing OSNews reader trends regarding Flash from his dataset is error prone.
Some users may actually be "uninstalling" flash... but since Chrome integrates its own binary blob of the flash plug-in, Chrome's jump from 8% to 30% may have blurred those "uninstall" numbers. Others may have flash installed (since it's still obnoxiously necessary for functionality on certain sites), but they may have a permission-based blocker ("click to show element") sorta thing running. Both of these serve as confound to the reliability and validity of flash "trends"...

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RE[3]: Flash usage
by rayson on Fri 6th Jan 2012 21:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Flash usage"
rayson Member since:
2009-05-21

Chrome ships with Adobe Flash pre-installed as part of the browser install. Thus, you do have Flash installed. ;) Just check the plugins page in Chrome, and you'll see it listed there. Even on Linux.


No, I made sure Flash is disabled in Chrome. I could not view Flash sites, and in fact some YouTube videos that are not VP8 encoded are not viewable in my Chrome installation.

Flash is the most annonying piece of software, and I always make sure that Flash is disabled in my default broswers. I don't want to use FlashBlock, and I don't want Flash, period.

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RE[4]: Flash usage
by phoenix on Fri 6th Jan 2012 22:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Flash usage"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

IOW, you have Flash installed. ;) It may be disabled, but it's still installed.

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