Mozilla Firefox, for a very long time has been a name which has been one of the biggest players when it comes to the world of web browsers.
Firefox came out like a sudden surprise in the world of browsers, and it was at a time when the world was engulfed in a hate-wave against Internet Explorer, and Opera was becoming too complicated for novice users.
At this time the Firefox web browser came out like a fresh breath of air and helped the users get much more than what they were getting back then. T
he biggest advantage that the firefox users had was the power of organization and the visible sturdiness of the browser.
The firefox web browser was a stroke of sweet mercy upon the users. The people were sick and tired of crappy web browsers which had no sense of layout and were slow and irritating.
Firefox with its amazing keyboard shortcuts and smooth browsing was then the big thing and was the talk of the town.
The latest version of Firefox has however been a source of major controversy as the browser, in its latest update, in the name of ‘security’ of the user, has blocked all versions of Adobe Flash! This action has probably been inspired after Facebook’s security chief called for the ‘death’ of Flash.
As reported by the popular news website, The Verge, “After yesterday’s news that Facebook’s new chief security officer wants to set a date to kill Flash once and for all, the latest version Mozilla’s Firefox browser now blocks Adobe’s vulnerability-riddled software as standard.
Mark Schmidt, the head of the Firefox support team at Mozilla, tweeted that all versions of Flash Player are blocked in the browser as of its latest update, accompanying the news with an image showing a raised fist and the phrase “Occupy Flash.”
However, Gizmodo has released a new piece of information which states that Adobe has already released a newer version of Flash, 220.127.116.11, which Firefox doesn’t block by default. You’ll want to manually download it.
What are your views on it? Flash has been the centrepiece of a lot of controversy in recent times, and what we hear of it, flash might actually be gone in the days to come.
However Adobe is not a company that would back out so easily and a tough fight is expected between the Adobe Flash and its competitors such as the HTML 5.