Posts Tagged ‘distribution’

Adobe to Remove Direct Flash Download Links on January 22, 2016

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Starting next month, the task of getting your hands on a direct Flash download will become a little bit more difficult.

If you don’t use Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer but require Flash, you need to download and install a version of Flash on your system so that browsers that run on the device can pick it up. There are two ways to do that. You can visit the official download site, side-step the McAfee offer that is added automatically to the download unless you uncheck the option, to download a stub installer that requires an Internet connection during installation on the local system.

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Report Fake Websites and Firefox Distributions to Mozilla

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

I’m glad to hear that Firefox is making an effort to ensure that sites that offer their program are legit … but I still think I’ll stick to the official site when it comes to downloading.

When it comes to software downloads, I always try to snag the software from official sources. In the case of Firefox, that is the Mozilla.org website. The core reason for this is that Mozilla has virtually no control over third party websites. Many of those are perfectly legit, Softpedia, Major Geeks, Betanews and there is usually no ill-effect when you download Firefox from those sources.

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