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Adobe Flash Is Evil!
Fri Dec 31, 2010, 12:23 AM (This post was last modified: Fri Dec 31, 2010 01:25 AM by Canis Enigmas.)
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Adobe Flash Is Evil!
No, I'm not harking over the getting old "Apple Hates Flash" debate .. though Adobe's recent actions, which I'm writing here about, does lend some credit to Apple's argument.

Those of you who have recently tried to, or plan to, install Flash or Adobe Reader onto their computer will be forced into a dilemma of requiring to install "Flash Download Manager" or "Adobe DLM" into your Firefox before they allow you get Flash or Reader.

Don't!

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This little "download assist program" is a spamware that Adobe is forcing onto its users, being desperate as the company is.
The program shove ads of flash-based software/media into your computer.
And the best part of it: This download program wasn't even built by Adobe itself. Its done by some other unheard of company with a very questionable title: getPlusPlus

As a result, this program is potentially becoming a security flaw in your system and provides another doorway of opportunity for hackers to use!
And it has : Just do a Google search and you'll find a history of security breeches that this tiny software that could be used by any hacker to automatically install any virus or spyware of choice direct into your system without any acknowledgment from you.

But help is at hand:
This blog posts a little unknown fact is that you can circumvent around this annoying download program and get to install Flash and Reader direct and complete.

And remember kids ... Flash is dying! HTML5 is on the way!! Steve was right in choosing to forgo Flash in iOS!
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Fri Dec 31, 2010, 02:08 AM
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RE: Adobe Flash Is Evil!
HTML5 may be on the way, but it still has a long way to go. The HTML5 player for YT, for instance, sucks. And it's quite buggy.

Though this just shows how Adobe decided to kill themselves off.

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Fri Dec 31, 2010, 03:37 PM
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RE: Adobe Flash Is Evil!
(Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:23 AM)Canis Enigmas Wrote:  And remember kids ... Flash is dying! HTML5 is on the way!! Steve was right in choosing to forgo Flash in iOS!

Blah blah blah.

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Fri Dec 31, 2010, 10:09 PM (This post was last modified: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:09 PM by Hollud.)
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RE: Adobe Flash Is Evil!
The Horse recommends Windows! This is in no way to justify the move to Mac OS X or Linux that doesn't encounter any of Adobe's silliness so as not to encourage mega huge corporations and hackers to target either operating systems.

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Sat Jan 01, 2011, 02:24 AM
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RE: Adobe Flash Is Evil!
(Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:09 PM)Hollud Wrote:  The Horse recommends Windows! This is in no way to justify the move to Mac OS X or Linux that doesn't encounter any of Adobe's silliness so as not to encourage mega huge corporations and hackers to target either operating systems.

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The sergal seconds this!

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Sat Jan 01, 2011, 12:45 PM (This post was last modified: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:04 AM by Canis Enigmas.)
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RE: Adobe Flash Is Evil!
It seems like Adobe couldn't tolerate the fact of some users installing Flash and Reader without installing their spamware and hackware onto their systems. The links depicted in the blog entry has been removed from, not only the download screen, but from all pages of Adobe's Support & Help section!

Angry Talk about desperate and intentionally spaming & hacking users!! Angry

But that's where our good friends on the internet comes to help!
You can still download the installer directly through Adobe's much hidden but accessible FTP servers :

Adobe Reader
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win...0.0/en_US/

Adobe Flash
Firefox: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashpla...player.exe
IE: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashpla...yer_ax.exe

Hey, Adobe!! Blow me !!!

(Fri Dec 31, 2010 02:08 AM)Xynder Valcien Wrote:  HTML5 may be on the way, but it still has a long way to go. The HTML5 player for YT, for instance, sucks. And it's quite buggy.
Yes, it may be a long way to go, but its well worth the wait. Just check out these demo apps of HTML5's capabilities: http://html5demos.com/

YouTube may have been messing about with their proprietary algorithm to encrypt and mess with the video feed, rather than using HTML5's own ability to render the videos with very little processor usage.
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