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: It's been a long time coming
by gan17 on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:50 UTC in reply to "It's been a long time coming"
gan17
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2008-06-03

I don't have flashplugin on any of my systems, so it's non-news to me.

But I do worry for those less savvy users (say the nice lady who had her grandson install Ubuntu + everything under the sun for her) who currently have it installed, though. Sure, it'll keep working for them after Adobe drops support for it, but what about the security aspect?

Hopefully their package management systems will automatically remove/replace Adobe's flashplugin for them in due time.

Edited 2012-02-22 15:50 UTC

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