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Dec 1, 2015, 10:39 AM
 
This is another for the history books. First MS killed IE, and now Adobe has killed Flash:

Welcome Adobe Animate CC, a new era for Flash Professional | Adobe Flash Professional Team Blog

We're almost done with the bad nineties apps polluting our experience, but there is always iTunes.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Dec 1, 2015, 09:05 PM
 
Well... "Animate CC will continue supporting Flash (SWF) and AIR formats as first-class citizens."

I bet most people won't care. They just want to put up videos and Flash just won't be updated anymore. You'll still see it around, just like you might see a few computers still running Windows XP (we still have a lab room full of them).
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 01:28 AM
 
It's too bad Prezi still uses Flash.
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 04:46 AM
 
Good riddance. Took Adobe only 5 years to figure this one out.
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Dec 2, 2015, 09:20 AM
 
Of course it is a rebranding at this point, but it shows that Adobe has given up on the format. That is as good as dead.

And maybe I'm gloating overmuch for what is a rebranding, but it is so rare that you get a true win against things like this. Flash, and IE (which was similarly rebranded as Edge), were software that you HAD to use to be able to use significant parts of the web, and both are now dead.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 10:30 AM
 
And the replacement app is cloud only. Wahoo...
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 01:35 PM
 
More accurately Flash is a zombie. Has been. Just didn't know it was dead.
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 02:41 PM
 
Dead for years but Adobe and lazy designers kept Flash mucking up the internet.
     
   
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