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Firefox blocks Adobe's Flash, Facebook wants program killed

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by ch8878, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. ch8878

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    The Internet wants to kill Adobe's Flash once and for all.

    Mozilla and Facebook, along with other online communities, are joining forces to have Adobe kill its Flash program in order to make the Internet a safer and more proficient place.

    The Mozilla Firefox Web browser is the latest to deny any access to Flash. This week, the head of Firefox support Mark Schmidt went on Twitter to announce that all Firefox browsers would automatically block Flash.

    "BIG NEWS!! All versions of Flash are blocked by default in Firefox as of now," Schmidt wrote.

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    Poor Adobe - but yeah, that is long overdue
     
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    FF it just updated my flash 2hrs ago it's still there.
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    And since html5 is becoming the default nowadays... it's a decent move towards a better internet
     
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    Damn, I never knew flash was so bad.

    Just a few years ago I would spend all day playing flash games on the computer lol.
     
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    Its blocked by default meaning you must not have it blocked.

    Hackers are spreading malware around via flash.
     
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    Just uninstalled flash. Hopefully, the world will adjust fast enough, for me not to feel the difference.
     
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    Finally. Let's hope this will block it and it will get removed.
     
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    Oh thats the reason
    I was thinking whats happen with adobe today :)
     
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    How do you watch videos without flash then?
     
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    Youtube and many other similar websites use html5 instead of flash.
     
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    ch8878 Elite Member

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    Some sites still force you to use Adobe flash, but you don't need it for youtube any longer.
     
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    I just got it, I have to manually allow flash everytime.. But why no more adobe flash ?
     
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    Because its outdated with security issues.
     
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    Well thats embarassing
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    firefox's desktop browser market share is around 20% now (or 10% depending on which data you use) and it's decreasing with ~5% each year looking at the tendency of the last few years
    similarly when Google stopped to be the default search engine for FF, this change will also have some effect, but nothing substantial

    every news which has anything to do with FF has less and less importance sadly, their mobile market share is even worse, which is also a problem for them when mobile is just getting bigger and bigger

    (technically impaired) people will be like: wtf, why can't i play my favorite flash game anymore in FF? let's just try it with {insert any other browser here than FF}, hello google chrome, IE etc., goodbye FF

    it appears FF is really trying to kill itself once and for all...
     
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    Firefox is by far the best browser out.

    These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing.

    Below is a good read comparing firefox to chrome:

    Fvck It, I'm Going Back to Firefox
    http://gizmodo.com/fuck-it-im-going-back-to-firefox-1685425815
     
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    I used Opera and Chrome in the past, now I'm only on FireFox :D