Adobe Flash has been consistent all throughout the years, even though the technological advancement should have rendered it useless for years. However, it’s not the time yet to completely quit the Adobe Flash player. And that’s because not all the websites have moved on with the technology and they still require the player.
For whoever is born too recently, Flash is a program connected to your web browser that is used mainly for video streaming, showing ads and supporting various games for those who play games on their PCs. At its time, it’s been a remarkable advancement that has spared many people of issues with loading stuff online. On the other hand, there was HTML, which didn’t have lots of facilities, despite being the native language on the web.
Flash has received its fair share of criticism too, along the years. Most of the disadvantages people reproached were the fact that it took up lots of memory and energy. Moreover, it triggered often crashes in the browser and representing a breach in security, allowing malware to pass. Because of these complaints, Adobe never made its way on to tablets and smartphones, which slowly became more central to nowadays technology.
Slowly, Adobe has been replaced on computers with the HTML5, which promises to offer the same things as Flash did, but without the plug-in. To this you can add the fact that Mozilla and Google announced that they will be slowly quitting Flash. However, they don’t plan to quit this technology right away, but gradually.
Starting with this month, some Flash files that are not visible to the users will be blocked. Later on, Firefox will also quit some Flash files that intervene in the ad insertion on websites. It remains to be seen how long this process of getting rid of Flash will take.