7 years after Steve Jobs waged war on Flash, it's officially dy


    From Business Insider
    By Kif Leswing

    Adobe is killing Flash, the software that millions used in the early 2000s to play web games and watch video in their web browsers.

    The company announced the software was "end-of-life" in a blog post on Tuesday. From the blog post

    "Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats."

    There is still lots of content on the web that uses Flash — it's still built into Google's desktop Chrome browser — so the software will be supported through 2020. 

    This means that Flash, which has been criticized for being insecure, will continue to get security updates through 2020. New features and capabilities will be added "as needed." 

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