Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th May 2016 21:39 UTC
Internet & Networking

Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player, by changing the default response of Navigator.plugins and Navigator.mimeTypes. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience. We will continue to ship Flash Player with Chrome, and if a site truly requires Flash, a prompt will appear at the top of the page when the user first visits that site, giving them the option of allowing it to run for that site

And so the slow march of death of Flash continues, ever onward, never looking back, into the abyss, a neverending blackness, cold and deep, nevermore to return.

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Flash is not dead
by DavidCollins on Tue 17th May 2016 10:36 UTC
DavidCollins
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2010-03-22

Years ago when Flash dropped support for Linux, I heard a lot of people say that Flash was never really used anymore. Of course, it was wishful thinking.

Flash clings on. It's still used in streaming sites and initiatives like this are an effort to stamp it out, forcefully end its existence.

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RE: Flash is not dead
by darknexus on Tue 17th May 2016 14:21 in reply to "Flash is not dead"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No one's saying it's dead, just that it's dying. It's a slow, lingering death, but an inevitable death none the less. iOS doesn't support Flash. Adobe themselves killed Flash for Android. A great many people, especially the type who like to watch streaming video and play games, have moved mostly or exclusively to their mobile devices.
Only the Linux zealots claimed that the end of Flash for Linux meant it would die. This, however, is a far more gradual and much more inexorable shift on how people are browsing the web. Flash will die slowly, but die it will because Adobe don't care enough to keep it alive.

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