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  • 2.0 stars

    "A Necessary Evil"

    July 3, 2007  |   By bluew2040

    Pros

    No problems. Features work, installation was painless.

    Cons

    I've been getting very turned off with Adobe Flash as they add features that make online ads more and more obnoxious. The last straw was about a year ago when Harry Potter flew beyond the borders of my small AIM window and pranced around on his broomstick across my screen to promote his new movie. Very annoying at home. Completely unacceptable in a work environment. However, as web content keeps getting more sophisticated, we have no choice but to upgrade to make features work, thus the summary as a "necessary evil". I would recommend FLASHBLOCK for Firefox users. Keep copies of your downloaded older versions of any free stuff if you're able to, just in case.

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