You know who is most negatively effected by ending Flash Player? TEACHERS!!
I am a middle school teacher and I used flash player games in EVERY SINGLE LESSON I teach. Now that the students are learning at home or online this compounds this DISASTER even more. Flash games for any science topic were everywhere and free! Now, there are literally no games anywhere to help my students understand a concept or get to play within the system on their own if they finish early or whatever the case may be. I am so upset as I am having to redo an entire lesson that was built around a flash player game. These small companies are not updating these mostly because they don't have the money to and I am now out. GREAT! Hope you got all the money or whatever kickback you received for allowing this popular application to end.
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"GREAT! Hope you got all the money or whatever kickback you received for allowing this popular application to end."
This is a publicly accessible user-to-user forum, not a private Adobe channel.
Flash Player was always a free browser plugin. No money was ever involved except what Adobe spent on research & development to keep it going.
As an unpaid forum volunteer and long-time product user, I think you've got this upside down. Here's why.
Have you talked to fellow colleagues and your school district about obtaining new course materials that don't require Flash Player? I'm guessing that you'll find plenty of interactive content online that doesn't require Flash Player. But the school will probably have to pay for it.
No. FB is not a browser and neither are Apple and Google. But they all disallowed Flash content from running on their platforms & devices for the same reasons that browser vendors quit supporting 3rd party plugins.
The same thing happened a few years ago with Java, Silverlight, QuickTime, RealPlayer, Shockwave,Powerpoint... The planned phase-out of all 3rd party plugins has been in the works for years and is intended to make the Internet a safer place for everyone.
Suggesting that people should defy the restictions and run unsupported plugins from untrusted websites is not only foolish, it's irresponsible. The risk of infecting one's computer with trojans and ransomware isn't worth it.
Major browser vendors are deprecating Flash Player support. Details specific to each vendor: