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Monday, 25 October 2010 09:16

Apple stops bundling Flash

Written by Nick Farell
apple

Puts users at risk
Fruity toymaker Apple has decided to stop bundling Adobe's Flash with Mac OS X. The new MacBook Air, which debuted earlier in the week, is the first Flash-less system from Apple, but it seems that Jobs Mob is going to delete it from other systems too.

Of course it is all symbolic. Mac users will still be able to install Flash themselves, and Apple has done nothing to block it from running.

All this really is, is a sop to Steve Jobs' anti-Flash obsession.  Jobs claims that Flash is responsible for breaking his shiny gear. Obviously it was the people at Flash that were behind the design of the iPhone 4 which drops calls.

But the move also puts an end to Apple supplying Flash security updates to Mac OS X users as part of the operating system's patch process. Users will have to update the flash software themselves.

This means that Apple users, who are not the brightest of bulbs will have security holes in their Macs.

Nick Farell

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+24 #1 Fud_u 2010-10-25 09:33
Sometime I wish Adobe just put it's foot down and give Apple the finger. Apple not supporting Adobe = designer will ditch the Mac completely.
 
 
-1 #2 Jaberwocky 2010-10-25 09:44
Just had a thought.God help Apple if it ever decided to make graphics cards.What with Fud being Anti Apple,plus all the Nvidia & ATI Fan boys...Apple would get slaughtered on this site.....Unclean....unclean..... :lol:
 
 
-16 #3 hellfire 2010-10-25 09:54
and even in MAC OCX news he ofc added a "broken iPhone" thing.

Quote:
But the move also puts an end to Apple supplying Flash security updates to Mac OS X users as part of the operating system's patch process. Users will have to update the flash software themselves.


so..any news about "bad microsoft" or as you would like to call it "a flaggy crapmaker" with "broken zune" never ever supplying Flash updates via there security update process? no?
 
 
+16 #4 LuxZg 2010-10-25 10:14
Quoting Fud_u:
Sometime I wish Adobe just put it's foot down and give Apple the finger. Apple not supporting Adobe = designer will ditch the Mac completely.


I agree.. More people would dump Apple for Adobe (and go to Adobe+Windows) than dropping Adobe for Apple (like they'd have any professional alternative)..
 
 
-21 #5 Naterm 2010-10-25 11:36
Yeah, but Adobe would loose a lot of business if they dropped OSX. I don't have the numbers, but use of Macs in creative industries is very, very high. Not to mention that Apple's PC sales continue to grow.

Oh, and Nick...I'd say your average PC user is likely to be the most technically illiterate. I've seen people load their Windows boxes so full of malware that it brought a Q6600+8GB of ram to it's knees. I just recommend these people get Macs, they won't have problems like that. On the other hand, the more people use OSX the less secure it becomes. It's deal with stupid users or have those same users start painting the target on my favorite operating system.
 
 
+10 #6 The_Wolf88 2010-10-25 12:04
WTF !

No youtube for Mac users ?!! That's lame !
 
 
+7 #7 Naterm 2010-10-25 12:14
Quoting The_Wolf88:
WTF !

No youtube for Mac users ?!! That's lame !


Only if you don't download Flash. I don't really see this as huge news, my copy of Windows 7 didn't come with Flash integrated. The bigger story is Apple's decision to deprecate Java. That is likely to have more immediate impact.
 
 
+8 #8 Fud_u 2010-10-25 12:22
Quoting Naterm:
Oh, and Nick...I'd say your average PC user is likely to be the most technically illiterate. I've seen people load their Windows boxes so full of malware that it brought a Q6600+8GB of ram to it's knees. I just recommend these people get Macs, they won't have problems like that. On the other hand, the more people use OSX the less secure it becomes. It's deal with stupid users or have those same users start painting the target on my favorite operating system.


So you're saying PC user are dunb and stupid? I see a massive dislike coming your way. Don't be surprise if you get a rock in the head. Also, don't let the door knock your teeth on your way out.
 
 
+14 #9 Dvich 2010-10-25 16:16
Steve Jobs acts like a pethetic idiot, I'm sure Adobe will win this in the long run.
 
 
-6 #10 Naterm 2010-10-25 20:05
Think about the average PC user that bought a netbook at a big box store and wonders why it's slow. The PC users that uses their wife's name as a password for everything. The PC user that doesn't run a/v software. The PC users with an unsecured WiFi router. The PC user that loaded their machine with malware at 'pirate bay.com'. The PC user that has a hundred downloads on their desktop because they can't use a file system. The 'average' PC user is a [censored]ing idiot, I have to deal with them all the time.
 

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