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kstaron
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kstaron,
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2/18/2016 | 9:37:43 PM
Re: Same experience on all platforms
I find it interesting that no other product has managed to make sure the user experience is the same. It's an extremely important piece of the puzzle in when doing things like training where you need to ensure everyone has the same information presented in the same way. If some one can do that without the security risks of Flash, they'd make a mint.
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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2/13/2016 | 7:28:16 AM
Same experience on all platforms
As much of a patch palooza Flash is, it still is the only web technology that provides the same experience across all platforms. HTML5 does not do that! HTML5 isn't even rendered the same using various browsers on the same OS. Even the same browser on different OS renders HTML5 differently. And there is not a single browser available that fully supports all of the HTML5 specification.

Killing Flash may solve one or two problems, but it removes the only option to deliver the same UX to users regardless of OS/browser used. All the Flash bashers should now fix that problem, but I guess dissing a technology that is not theirs is much easier than providing a better option.
danielcawrey
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2/11/2016 | 8:09:19 PM
Re: Goodbye and Good Riddance
For years, Adobe had no incentive to slow down the development of Flash. It was Google that spearheaded this movement to HTML5, and Apple's distaste of it also never helped because of its performance hindrances. 

Fortunatley for Adobe, they've been able to transition into other interesting technologies such as Creative Cloud in order to make up for the lost revenue of Flash's decline as a technology of choice on the web. 
SaneIT
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2/11/2016 | 8:17:22 AM
Re: Migration
Yes Flash has been an issue for some time regarding security, buggy behavior and general performance issues but I can't help defending it a little here, Java plugins were equally rough to work with in many cases but they didn't generate nearly as much hate as watching a Flash player load.  Oracle says they are going to retire the Java plug-in but applets and Webstart will still exist.  Maybe the death of Flash will wake Oracle up and they will pull the plug a little sooner.
Whoopty
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2/11/2016 | 7:16:39 AM
Re: Migration
I have to agree. As much as I have a soft spot for Flash for all of the games and animations I've played/watched over the years, the fact that it's causing so many security and performance headaches remains. It's time we retired it officially and this is another step in the right direction.
Brian.Dean
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2/11/2016 | 2:53:04 AM
Migration
Migrating to a new platform can be time consuming for the user, difficult and complex for the enterprise, viewed as impossible by the industry and impossible on a global scale (POS stations still exists that are connected through dial-up). However, migration is the process that transforms Win 98 into Win 10 and the productivity gains that it associates. 
Ariella
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2/10/2016 | 4:21:23 PM
Re: Goodbye and Good Riddance
It's a small step forward on the road of progress.
Gary_EL
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2/10/2016 | 3:43:22 PM
Goodbye and Good Riddance
One less thing to go wrong and cause trouble


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