New Google lock-in for Linux users

If you want to use a linux computer to watch Flash video content AND you want to avoid Google’s vertical lock-in, then this is about to get a little more difficult.

Versions of the Flash plug-in after version 11.2 will no longer be available as a standalone plugin for Linux users. Instead you will have to use Google Chrome.

Although, maybe it isn’t quite as bad as it seems at first glance. At least Flash 11.2 will get five years bug fixing support. A small price, (but clear price) to pay to keep Google products off your computer.

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