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  1. Eugene Kopich

    Thank You for Your Service :D

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  2. GeckoandFly

    I guess Steve Jobs was right.

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  3. Jeffrey

    A funeral is needed.

    To be honest, the plug should be pulled a long time ago.

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  4. Jon

    Only a few decades late. But just to be sure, I dropped something to see if it fell up upon reading this news.

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  5. Serdar Tutal

    Good to hear that. Why did it take so long. Adobe is a irresponsible firm. Since the beginning caused many problems on Gnu/Linux. Html5 more stable and more secure than flash.

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  6. Mike Campbell

    It’s funny to still visit a website on a iPhone using Flash and it says to install flash.

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  7. Kadai Crosshansen

    Wow, they are finally doing it.

    Flash had its moment on the internet, but it was over long ago. It was useful, but always a pain when a website asked you to install the plugin to see it. For me, it was in the same category as Java and even Silverlight.

    Useful, cute, but extremely painful. Avoid at all costs.

    The web is much better without lots of Flash stuff all over the place. I especially hated the Flash ADS with loud sounds (heck, I remember one of a baby that almost made me have a heart attack a few years ago). It was a love-hate thing… but mostly landing in hate.

    Nowadays, only old and abandoned parts of the Internet use it… mostly… so this was a natural move.

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  8. HDB

    Flash was and is still great for online games. HTML5 and WebGL and other open formats still have to mature till they match the performance of a simple Flash Game but in IT terms 2020 is very far, many things can happen in 3 years.

    For more complex 3D games there is Unity plugin but also major browsers seems to have a beef with this particular plugin and disable support for it one by one.

    Best regards from an casual online browser-gamer ;)

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  9. Thomas Benner

    The title of this article is incorrect and misleading.
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    I actually enjoy disappointing all the Flash haters out there crowing the last few days that “Flash is dead!”: there is a whole lot of confusion about this. The free Adobe Flash Player web browser plugin is end of life in 3 years. But Flash is very much alive… it has been given a new name = Adobe Animate and still does everything it did before plus it outputs to HTML5 and JavaScript. It does way more in HTML5 than “simple HTML5 animations”!!!!
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    Flash Player is ending because the SWF output is no longer necessary. Again Flash lives with a new name and a new preferred output = HTML5 and JavaScript.
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    All this Flash is dead and Flash is doomed nonsense is ridiculous. I wish people would educate themselves instead of mindlessly repeating silly clickbait!
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    So FLASH LIVES! Flash haters can cry me a river. :-)

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    • Peter

      It’s not so important what Adobe decide to support or not, but what browsers will support.

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    • Milan Petrovic

      The article you have referenced is old, and things have changed a lot since 2015.

      Flash doesn’t work on any mobile browser (Android and iOS), and mobile browsers have overtaken desktop browsers in market share (desktop holds only 42%, according to StatCounter). Most desktop browsers don’t run Flash by default at all (only Microsoft Edge still includes Flash, Chrome has Flash support, but it is disabled). And, latest tracking data puts Flash on about 6% of websites only (according to W3Techs tracking).

      So, taking all current data into account, Flash is pretty much dead technology when it comes to the web use.

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      • Thomas Benner

        Milan, Things have changed and Flash no longer uses the free Flash Player plugin. Please read what I wrote about how Flash (now called Animate) publishes to open standards for the web (HTML5/JavaScript). With the new output, there is nothing making it as “Flash” content and so it is of course not showing up in the stats you quoted.

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      • Milan Petrovic

        When people talk about the Flash, it is the Flash file format using plugin/player in the browser.

        Adobe Flash software for creating Flash animations is replaced by Adobe Animate. It still can create animations, but it no longer produces only Flash files, it can create HTML5 instead. And that is not the same as Flash.

        Adobe has purposely renamed the animation software to start the process of killing Flash format and Flash player. Produced HTML5 has nothing to do with Flash format. Adobe is killing Flash format, not the Animate software.

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