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Re: shock wave flash player installation

On Fri, 2013-07-05 at 17:57 -0700, Harry Veltman wrote:
> How can I install flash player?  Many web sites require flash player.  Why is it so difficult to find
> out how to install it on debian and other linux distributions?

I don't know any Linux distribution that makes it hard to install flash
player. I suspect that many Linux users simply sopped using it, since
e.g. Firefox is able to play many Flash videos, not all from YouTube,
but a lot. Porn or other G-rated platforms comparable to YouTube tend
not to work, e.g. regarding to commercials.

AFAIK Google Chrom can play videos, that Firefox can't play and it's
also possible to download flash videos and to watch them using a media
player, e.g. search for Firefox plugins.

I didn't read all those links myself, it just took some seconds to find
them using the Google search engine:


"NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux
as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security
backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux." -

That's why I stopped using flash player a long time ago and I watch
flash videos with Firefox. I tested all kinds of videos with Firefox,
sure, I can't watch porn videos and even not every YouTube video, but
I'm not missing it, as many Linux users I chose Linux, because it's not
my interest to make my computer a machine to play proprietary consumer
crap. I e.g. don't want to skip commercials, I completely don't want
that a video does start with a commercial.

However, AFAIK the current version of Flash still does work and usually
is easy to install.


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