This has been a slow death. It can’t be good news for lots of browser-based games, though.
I was a little bummed this morning because of a Flash bug that gave YouTube videos a pink tint.
The fix was painless enough (I just blocked YouTube cookies), but it had me a bit down about Linux, and how so many software updates turn into tiny battles.
Not 10 hours later, while at work, a colleague asked me to look at her IE 8, which wouldn’t let her download PDFs via the IE/Adobe Reader plugin. I did some research and discovered this was an Adobe bug. I updated Reader and the bug persisted, so I installed FoxIt and now she can easily save PDFs from IE.
And I realized bugs are just the cost of using any OS.
(And I’m sure it’s just a coincidence both of today’s bugs, across two different operating systems, were courtesy of Adobe).