From today, I am excited to start a new weekly opinion piece. The opinion piece can be anything that resonates with the theme of the website. It can be technology, education, development tools, frameworks, IDE’s,
Letting out what I think about current events surrounding the topic can really make me feel awesome and make my readers see things differently. Of course, it is an opinion piece and not everything would agree to what I have to say, but I welcome comments in the comment section below.
Today, the topic is Adobe Flash. What made it a contender for the title of dead tech? Is Adobe flash dead?
The epic death of Flash started with its incompatibility with mobile devices. Mobile devices are fast and required a companion that can offer better control, better energy saving and excellent playback options — which Flash had none. Apple even made it public on how disappointed they were with flash and why flash cannot make it to their smartphones.
In a press release on their blog, they discussed on why it just cannot be part of their future brigade. The lack of touch support, battery and other tons of reasons become the downfall of the flash.
If I am not wrong, flash made an excellent entry into the world when the images were boring. It provided the animation required to make us happy, but those where old times and now everything has changed and we have moved to another phase — where HTML5 has taken its place.
That’s not the only coffin in the death of Flash.
Flash is now the house of security holes and it has proudly become the sandbox for hackers to try their hacking skills or even try to gain important information from the victim.
Recent events of the Hacking team getting hacked and other series of events of the release of zero-day venerability really questions the technology behind flash and its future — where Adobe is failing miserably to keep up the promises of a secure web.
With HTML5 getting a final draft, things were clear — the internet is moving towards gaining momentum and clarity towards a web standards that can take on the challenges easily.
Flash with its all glory in the past shows no chance for the future.
If you are worrying on whether you would be able to install and play media files on the web, then please don’t worry. All the major players such as YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, etc. have already moved to the HTML5 standard and enables playback through HTML5 without no issues.
Also, all the major browsers support HTML5 and with the new Microsoft browser Edge coming along — we can always love some changes in the current browser market. Google Chrome is becoming bulky day by day, and that’s really a bad sign for consumers.
Adobe flash is dead and is terrible. How to uninstall it.
There are many ways you can disable/uninstall flash from your computer. If you are using Google Chrome, you can do it by typing “chrome://plugins/” (without the quotes) into the address bar and disable flash from there on.
And woosh you are done.
If you are using Firefox, follow the below steps to disable it.
1. Open the Firefox browser.
2. Go to settings, and click on add-ons and then plugins.
3. Then, find flash or any shockwave related products and click on disable.
1. Open Internet Explorer
1. Go to settings > and click on ‘manage add-ons’.
And, then under all add-ons, find flash and disable it.
Other browsers, such as Opera, Safari uses the same procedure. Go to the settings panel and disable any add-on or plugin that handles the flash or shockwave related plugin.
Flash is long gone — we are in final stages and if you reading this..I suggest you to disable flash for good.
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