“With his ‘Thoughts on Flash’ letter back in early 2010, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs waged a war on Adobe,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “Adobe’s Flash platform really had become a resource hog that was a terrible burden on developers, and that wreaked havoc on PC performance.”
“Thanks to the war Jobs waged, two things have happened in recent years: Flash has become far less popular as better technologies moved in to replace it, and the Flash platform has improved,” Epstein reports. “Improved though it may be, Flash still has some serious issues. We got a painful reminder of that last week when Adobe confirmed a very serious security flaw that was actively being used in attacks.”
Epstein reports, “Now, the story enters a new chapter as Apple just moved to block some versions of Adobe’s Flash software from its computers.”
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