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  • Apple removed Flash from Safari for good

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems macOS Apple removed Flash from Safari for good

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 99

        Legacy Plug-Ins :
        Removed support for Adobe Flash

        Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 99

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        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        This has been a long time coming… Since the days of Steve Jobs, Adobe Flash has been disliked at Apple, particularly by him:

        https://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

        Where, among other things, he wrote this:

        Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now. We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash.

        In addition, Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it. Adobe publicly said that Flash would ship on a smartphone in early 2009, then the second half of 2009, then the first half of 2010, and now they say the second half of 2010. We think it will eventually ship, but we’re glad we didn’t hold our breath. Who knows how it will perform?

        And so on, and so forth.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        I thought Apple already did it. Good to see it finally happening. 🙂

        Nathan Parker

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