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Adobe is pulling the plug
After a long history of security troubles, Adobe finally gave up. Yesterday, July 25th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the world found out when Flash will be officially no more: End of 2020.
In a historic joint announcement, Adobe, Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Apple, and Facebook gave us the timeline for the slow death of the Flash phenomena. The plugs of the Flash life support will be pulled one by one, slowly. It will take another three years for it to die, after much suffering.
A little history
Flash has a tumultuous history. Its precursor was a product named SmartSketch, published by FutureWave Software. In 1995 SmartSketch became FutureSplash, and FutureWave attempted to sell it to Adobe. Adobe turned it down. Macromedia acquired FutureWave in 1996 and renamed it Macromedia Flash. ...