Solved alternative to adobe flash

January 10, 2013 at 21:01:26
Specs: Windows 7, 2.6 GHz / 2038 MB

Hi,
I'm looking for a good alternative to Adobe Flash Player, there are just to many critical updates I got yet another advisory from Secunia PSI today . I found an alternative for Adobe Reader that seems pretty good called, Foxit any opinions about that?
Thanks, HelenT

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#1
January 10, 2013 at 23:51:17

There's no alternative to Adobe's Flash Player that I know of.
Adobe Reader is a different kettle of fish because that's just a document reader, allbeit a particular type of document, so creating an alternative is not restricted by patents.

Flash Player technology, however, is robustly protected by Adobe who bought it from Macromedia a few years ago. Any alternative would still need to use parts of that technology, and Adobe wouldn't tolerate that.


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#2
January 11, 2013 at 02:55:23
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Foxit is a very good reader for .PDF files, but---like Acrobat Reader did long ago---it's starting to get a little "chubby". A really slim one is Sumatra PDF Reader:

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software...

But as phil22 states, you're not likely to find a suitable substitute for Flash (at least on Windows). But on Linux there's apparently a few alternatives:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2507...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
January 11, 2013 at 09:44:35

Thanks T-R-A, That was very helpful. I'll look in to Sumatra
as well.While I've got your attention can you tell me why when I get an answer to a question I always get 2 responses that are identical?
HelenT

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#4
January 11, 2013 at 16:27:53

Really not certain what you mean by "identical". Just reaffirmation on what phil22 had said about there being no real viable alternative to flash. Perhaps we tend to "back one another up" on the forums when we're fairly certain there's a correct answer.

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#5
January 11, 2013 at 18:25:15

Hi Again, I don't mean to be sarcastic in any way, but by identical I mean the messages are exactly the same in there content, to the letter. This has happened with every question / post I've done since I joined Computing.net It happens with the first Answer / response I get, so I figured it wasn't because there was more than one response, to the same question. Hope this makes sense :)
Helen

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