Adobe stops its updating of flash player for linux.

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    As per title of the thread it would appear adobe will be sadly stopping support of the flashplayer for the linux OS.

    What alternatives are there for linux users?
     
  2. guest

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    There has been talks about Shumway which is supposed to replace Adobe's Flash player.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=354146

    But the last time we know it still requires the Flash player plugin to be installed in order to use it, ironically. TBH I'm quite pessimistic about the future of this project. But at least there are some people working on it.
     
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    I thinke Pipelight allows you to install windows flash plugin in Firefox. Of course I couldn't even get sliverlight to work in pipelight but maybe in the near future this project will pick up. Alterntaively there will be Chrome for those odd flash websites.
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    what about you-tube which requires a flash player.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Works fine on Chrome, and it will continue to get updates on Chrome, too.

    Hopefully Shumway works some day, but I don't think so yet.
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    Ok so firefox users have basicallly been left in the sidelines.
     
  7. J_L

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    So it's not just Chromium dropping NPAPI later on. Too bad Pepper Flash performance was noticeably inferior when I tried it recently.
     
  8. guest

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    Is there a Firefox extension that forces HTML5 on YouTube? It might help.
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    NPAPI is being 'left in the sidelines'.
     
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    Don't worry, we have got 3 more years before this happens.

    http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/...gle-partnering-for-flash-player-on-linux.html

     
  12. J_L

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    Thought it was old news, but the misleading title made me thought it would be sooner. Anyhow, I need Pepper Flash performance to be improved on my netbook earlier than that being a Chromium user.
     
  13. oliverjia

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    its really a shame for adobe. come on, they are making big money due to the dominance of Flash, why cann't they just spare a drop out of an ocean to support Flash on Linux?
    Fxxking greedy bastards!
     
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