Adobe streamlines Flash Player updates by going silent

And it drops Flash support for Microsoft's IE6

By , Computerworld |  Security, Adobe, Adobe Flash

Also yesterday, Adobe said it was demoting Flash Player on Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), the browser that Microsoft has been trying to kill for more than two-and-a-half years.

"Adobe will be dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 starting with today's release of Flash Player 10.3," said Uhley.

Future versions of Flash Player 10.3 will probably run on IE6 -- installation of the ActiveX control on the nearly-11-year-old browser won't be blocked -- but Adobe will no longer guarantee that Flash will work on the aged application.

Flash Player 11.2 for Windows can be downloaded from Adobe's website.

Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow Gregg on Twitter at @gkeizer , on Google+ or subscribe to Gregg's RSS feed . His email address is gkeizer@computerworld.com .

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