Occupy Flash wants people to uninstall Flash Player on PCs

Adobe's Flash Player software is still used by the vast majority of PC desktops and laptops. Now, in the wake of Flash creator Adobe announcing they would discontinue development of Flash for the Android and Blackberry Playbook platforms comes a new Internet movement designed to get PC owners to uninstall Flash from their machines.

In a nod to the Occupy Wall Street movement, this new Internet campaign is called Occupy Flash. In the web site's own words:

Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It's buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn't work on most mobile devices. It's a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology.

The web site has posted up links for people to uninstall Flash on their PC, Mac, Linux or Google Chrome browsers. It also urges people to email Flash based web sites and ask them to use more open standards from now on such as HTML5.

The site's creators have so far remained anonymous, but a statement on the site insists that Occupy Flash "has no corporate backing, and is not a lobbying effort of any sort." They claim they have nothing against either Adobe or the Flash software, recognizing its use in making mobile applications. However the site's organizers claim that they simply want Adobe to move to HTML5 for future web-based applications rather than continue to develop Flash for the PC market.

We have sent an email to the Occupy Flash group, so hopefully we can gather some more info about their cause. Do you support Occupy Flash? Let us know in the comments.

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I'm watching the Ferrer vs Murray match on my computer right now...how do they suggest doing so without Flash?
...answer: you can't.

Until streaming sites like YouTube and others stop using Flash, you're just shooting yourself by uninstalling it.

Occupy Bjoswald says get the hell over it and leave Flash alone. It's buggy at times, it's crashy at times, but why cripple the web by removing it? We all know that HTML5 is the future, but while we're still here today, we need Flash to see the web the way it was designed. The whole ad container argument is all but crap at this point, since decent ad blockers have been out for ages. Get yourself a decent PC, a decent browser and a decent ad-blocker and relax. It's not worth making a ****ing movement over. It's a plugin for crying out loud.

Its time has passed. It's buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn't work on most mobile devices.

Um, interesting logic, applies to pretty much everything, starting with Windows... If you don't like Flash don't use it. End of story.

If you kill of flash, then you will be whining about horribly annoying HTML5 adds using up your CPU and screaming at you "Hey Click Here! Winner! Free Smilies!"

Aerah.Eleganta said,
If you kill of flash, then you will be whining about horribly annoying HTML5 adds using up your CPU and screaming at you "Hey Click Here! Winner! Free Smilies!"

So true!

Aerah.Eleganta said,
If you kill of flash, then you will be whining about horribly annoying HTML5 adds using up your CPU and screaming at you "Hey Click Here! Winner! Free Smilies!"

So true!

"Flash is slow...", "Flash crashes all the time"... etc.
WTF are people still using 486´s? Flash flies on my laptop, and it's only a amd athlon II 2.20 Ghz dual-core cpu powering it (with a crappy Radeon HD 4270) . I'd guess 50% of the people browsing the neowin forums are running far more powerful machines than mine.

Confusing, to say the least. My guess is that some people just think it's cool to hate flash because Mr. Jobs told you so. If you really believe in Jobs you seriously need a brainscan... 4vck off and go play some serious HD online video and come back here to prove webm is better than h.264 in any single way! Yea webm is open standard but who gives a **** when h.264 is superiour?

You're all mislead by a d1ckhe*d who copied everything other people had already done years ago... If you think I'm an idiot to malign a dead person I don't care, you're welcome to pee on my grave when I'm dead. The biased image of HTML5 have gone to far. Yes it IS the future but Flash is so superior still in almost every way when dealing with video, online games and many many other things...

Dumb...

If they want to stop Flash, get the developers of popular software and sites to stop using it, users don't have the 'choice' in this.

Look at things like Farmville alone that have hundreds of millions of players, they can't uninstall Flash, no matter how much they hate Flash itself.

I think that whatever this is there's a typical west coast crackhead behind it. Maybe the Flash plug in is a heavy piece of garbage, I wont argue that. But the software itself is a really good development / design application, that offer a great interface and easy to use tools. Maybe HTML5 has the potential, but developing animations with notepad is retarded, it means going back 20 years. I think we need to give Adobe some time to figure out how to allow Flash to publish in HTML5. This is what they needed to do since the beginning, instead of doing the iphone packager, which is indeed pretty bad.

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