[Slackbuilds-users] flash plugins

Daniel Mota Leite daniel at motaleite.net
Mon Jul 10 22:20:33 UTC 2017

On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:13:52 -0700 (PDT), Rich Shepard
<rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> > Adobe was about to kill Flash Player in the past, but now they
> > decided to continue developing it so now we have 2 type of flash
> > player based on their technology  
>    Does it matter which I have installed, or if both are installed?

	You can install both in parallel

	pepperflash-plugin => PPAPI-based => chrome
	flashplayer-plugin => NPAPI-based => firefox

	but my recommendation is to not install neither unless you
really need for some site.

	most important sites already use html5 instead of flash, only
older sites may require flash. By not having flash, everyone pressure
those sites to remove the flash, while having it installed not only
it's always a security issue, but give then the excuse to keep those
flash sites working.

	If you want to install it, remember to keep it updated as
almost all updates are security updates and make sure that flash
always ask before running (it is already the default), so you have
to click to start use the flash and it do not start automatically:


good luck
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leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a 
simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or
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