So you’ve heard all rumors about HTML5 would take over Adobe Flash. While most web community argues that it’s possible or not, you must be wandering what makes HTML5 so powerful that even giant company Apple wants to use it to replace Flash.
Adobe's Flash is still the dominant rich media platform on the Internet, but HTML5 is coming. Love it or hate it Adobe's Flash technology is a key part of the Internet as it currently exists. It hasn't always been so and it may not remain so for much longer if the likes of Google, Apple and Microsoft have anything to do with it.
In case you'd missed it, Apple and Adobe are locked in a battle. It's a battle over which standards will prevail in our web browsers. On one side, Adobe and its Flash platform is the reigning champion. Flash has been the powerhouse behind the distribution of video and other rich web content. But coming out of the other corner is the challenger.
I've been contemplating for years giving up on Flash, but never managed to do it. It's the worst piece of software on my old laptop, it's slow, buggy, resource hungry etc.Anyway, a few weeks ago I finally removed it and I've been Flash-free ever since.
Google announced an online tool allowing developers to convert Flash animations to HTML5. Thanks to & Swiffy,& those animations can then be run on Apple's iPad and other devices that do not support Adobe Flash....
Well folks, we knew this day would come sooner or later. Adobe Flash for Android is now officially dead starting tomorrow. While it was widely reported that Flash was only disabled on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, starting tomorrow Adobe will disable all new installs of Flash for Android.
There’s so much talk as to whether Flash ultimately failed or succeeded.
My default browser is SeaMonkey and there is no more support for Flash Player
for Linux as per the adobe website:
NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform.