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Old 12-20-2012, 09:51 PM
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Question How to install latest Adobe Flash Player updates ?
Thank you for this exciting new release. Before I get further in the discovery of this operating system, I would like to know what method the average user must use to update Flash Player. As you know, after a fresh install (December 20, 2012) the Adobe website shows that we have version 11,2,202,251 installed https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

As of today, i think we should have version 11,2,202,258

How my mother, me or my grand-father must proceed to make these frequent/critical security updates?

Thanks for reading.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. Using an outdated Flash is a security risk!!!!

If Google Chrome (not Chromium) could be made available from the AppCafe, then the latest Flash releases will come bundled with every new release of Chrome.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:56 PM
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In the control centre there is a Flash preferrences icon. Opening that brings up the Flash settings. On the last tab there is a button for checking for updates. Does that work for you?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by thnewguy View Post
In the control centre there is a Flash preferrences icon. Opening that brings up the Flash settings. On the last tab there is a button for checking for updates. Does that work for you?
No it doesn't work.

Flash itself is working fine on sites like YouTube.

I don't feel safe having an outdated version of Flash Player!!!!

Also, the newer release of 11.2x Flash series causes a blue tint on Nvidia graphics, unless you turn off the hardware acceleration in Flash. This does not happen in Google Chrome (not Chromium), since Google Chrome is the only web browser for which Adobe releases the newest versions of Flash for Linux (I think PC-BSD uses the Linux Flash Player?), currently at 11.5.x
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by David30 View Post
No it doesn't work.

Flash itself is working fine on sites like YouTube.

I don't feel safe having an outdated version of Flash Player!!!!

Also, the newer release of 11.2x Flash series causes a blue tint on Nvidia graphics, unless you turn off the hardware acceleration in Flash. This does not happen in Google Chrome (not Chromium), since Google Chrome is the only web browser for which Adobe releases the newest versions of Flash for Linux (I think PC-BSD uses the Linux Flash Player?), currently at 11.5.x
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
If Adobe is only releasing for Chrome, doesn't that mean other browsers won't be able to use it anyway?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:10 PM
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Adobe's 11.x series of Flash works on all browsers, not just Chrome. The 11.x versions are supported through to 2017.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by thnewguy View Post
Adobe's 11.x series of Flash works on all browsers, not just Chrome. The 11.x versions are supported through to 2017.
But only with security updates.

If you use Flash version 11.2.202.228 - and later versions of 11.2.x.x - and you have Nvidia graphics, the hardware acceleration will cause a blue discolouration. I learnt this from Wikipedia and following the ref links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_F...o_acceleration
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:19 PM
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In same cases that is true, but not all. I've used NVIDIA graphics allceleration and Flash 11 without experiencing the smurf effect. I think you will find Adobe will address security fixes and bugs.

Plus, if you are particularly concenred about Flash security you could use Gnash instead. it is in the PC-BSD PBI repository.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:56 PM
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I have tried Flash alternatives, but you are guaranteed to come across a few websites which don't work properly unless you have Adobe Flash properly installed.

What are the security risks to PC-BSD 9.1 from Flash Player? Can Flash really let hackers break into PC-BSD?
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:07 AM
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Yes, running Flash is a security risk on any OS, PC-BSD included. It's a very buggy plugin, always has been.
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