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Old 02-08-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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Are there alternate flash players now that Adobe has stopped updating flashplayer for


Are there alternate flash players now that Adobe has stopped updating flashplayer for linux?

Firefox just complained that mine is out-of-date, but it's the latest. The latest gnash is about 3 years old.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 01:53 AM   #2
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A few days ago I got an update for flash (11.2.202.442)
Going to https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ shows that is the latest, and my firefox says it is up to date.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 08:54 AM   #3
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A few days ago I got an update for flash (11.2.202.442)
There have been several updates in the last week to 10 days. A week ago I had 11.2.202.338. Now it is up to 11.2.202.442. If you go to the Tools, Add-ons, plugins menu in firetox, you should see a tab on the right with several options, Ask to Activate, Never Activate and Always Activate. Mine was set to Ask to Activate so I obviously got the warning all the time. I could not change it on my system (greyed out) until I installed the latest. That was the case on one Linux system but not all. If you do Always Activate you will need to check on a regular basis for updates on your own.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #4
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Youtube has already switched to HTML5 by default, so I expect flash to disappear entirely in the future.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 12:50 PM   #5
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There's a lot more out there that people might want to look at than just YouTube. If we're talking about predictions for far off in the future, I predict that at sometime in the future there will no longer be Linux, or Windows, or Solaris, or iOS, or Android...
 
Old 02-08-2015, 02:12 PM   #6
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Flash is on its way out, being replaced by HTML5 for video and unity for games. It's a fact, I don't need to predict anything.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #7
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If you do Always Activate you will need to check on a regular basis for updates on your own.
I'm using Xubuntu, so as far as "getting an update", I meant that ubuntu sent out a software update notice for the flash. Seems like you guys on other systems are saying you are on your own updating flash?

With the situation with flash over the last few weeks, I decided to turn it off in Chrome (my main browser) and I set Firefox to "ask to activate" like you mentioned. I have noticed that I rarely need it (luckily youtube doesn't need it anymore as was mentioned) so I think I will leave it like that for security reasons.


EDIT: Checking the Adobe page it says the current Chrome version for linux is 16.0.0.442 but it says I have 16,0,0,305 installed (and I have the latest Chrome browser installed)???

Last edited by jross; 02-08-2015 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2015, 12:12 AM   #8
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security updates
YES

but NO upgrades


use Google chrome ( or chromium )

by all rights flash should be dead and buried
even Adobe wants that and has stated so .
but it is still a corporate cash cow to be milked - so......
 
  


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