The Forgotten "F": A Tale of Fedora's Foundations

Miloslav Trmač mitr at
Tue Apr 22 19:38:14 UTC 2014

2014-04-22 21:31 GMT+02:00 Eric H. Christensen <sparks at>:

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> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 08:33:55PM +0200, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> > I find it difficult to believe that "most users" [don't have Flash
> > installed].  AFAIK there is no data to say either way, and anecdotal
> > evidence from around here isn't supportive.
> Well, since we're talking about Flash, Adobe has decided to not support
> the Linux version of Flash.  In fact, updates have happened to Flash and
> the existing Flash package available through Adobe hasn't been updated.

Citation please?
the latest security update has been released in the 11.2 Linux
desktop version at the same day as the 13 non-Linux version.

And even if it were true, I *still* think that most users have it
installed—vulnerable or not; it's just so valuable for many users that the
question of security update availability doesn't even arise.[1]

[1] ... which may quickly change if there were a media-worthy worm using it
to propagate. Don't expect perfect rationaliy...
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