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Apple Technology

Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3 174

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the is-this-what-death-sounds-like dept.
iamrmani writes "Software maker Adobe Systems has launched Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 even as the industry is shifting to HTML 5 on the Web that lessens the reliance of developers on Flash." The Register has a bit more to say about Adobe's repositioning of Flash for games as a competetive strategy.
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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

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  • bias? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ThorGod (456163) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @12:37PM (#37469706) Journal

    The launch comes at a time when the industry is shifting from Flash and embracing HTML 5 on the Web that lessens the reliance of developers on Flash. HTML5 is gaining momentum each day as tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook are supporting it.

    To what extent is this true and to what extent is it bullying? I mean, "oh damn the competition just wont go away! even though it can't possibly win!". That's what those sentences sound like to me.

    a.) In a capitalistic society, believe it or not, competition is great! It's one of the few things that enforces sane prices and wages, and has the benefit of not being decreed by a government regulator.
    b.) Even if a technology is inferior and/or 'old' doesn't mean it's going away. Fortran, anyone?

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