Adobe is finally facing the truth

mm2270
Legendary Contributor II

http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/1/9827778/stop-using-flash

Maybe in a year or two's time we won't have to worry about keeping "Player" up to date anymore to keep our systems safe from hacks. That will be a good day.

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bpavlov
Honored Contributor

Despite the security issues, will HTML5 or whatever it used to replace it going to be a suitable alternative? What's to say its replacement won't have the same security issues?

scottb
Valued Contributor III

Yeah, but it will probably have an AAMEE installer or .app.
Just trying to keep the expectations in line :)

Look
Valued Contributor III

HTML5 has been around in one form or another for quite some time now.
Going forward it is the underlying system your browser will use for pretty much all webpages regardless of whether they have flash like content or not and we are going to be using it whether we like it or not, having it deal with the flash type content is simply a small extension of what it is already handling and makes a huge amount of sense given the prevailence of this type of content these days (mostly annoying adverts of course).
The interpretation is done directly by the browser there will never be an installer of any type for it, updating it simply means updating the browser.

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Now we just have to wait for Oracle to tell us to stop using Java. :)