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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: What the Flash Player EOL means
« Last post by plodr on January 16, 2021, 12:41:10 PM »
Adobe made the first announcement in 2017 that flash was going to reach EOL. Companies, if interested, had time to devise a plan. They chose not to. I'd be complaining to the companies that decided to do nothing.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: What the Flash Player EOL means
« Last post by DR M on January 16, 2021, 12:22:49 PM »
I don't think I will use it...

It just seemed to me very strange... All those applications to stop working. There were so many educational games using flash and the creators didn't do anything to replace it in time.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: What the Flash Player EOL means
« Last post by Pete! on January 15, 2021, 08:08:03 PM »
I can neither recommend, nor warn against it, but there's an emulator.
https://ruffle.rs/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruffle_(software)

Before trying it, I'd suggest googling and reading the reviews.

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Update to Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21292 | Windows Insider Blog.

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UPDATE 1/15/21: We are starting to roll out Cumulative Update Build 21292.1010 (KB4601937). This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / What the Flash Player EOL means
« Last post by DR M on January 15, 2021, 02:01:29 PM »
Flash Player EOL was reached by the end of 2020. That means that it is no longer supported for security or other updates. As I understand, nothing that was using it works now. So, all those flash games and applications are dead too? I thought it would be a user's choice, using the expired flash player or not. I was asked today about some educational flash games and I wonder if there is an instant solution for this.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: LibreOffice Won't Open
« Last post by Boz on January 13, 2021, 05:39:31 PM »
I installed FreeOffice and did some preliminary testing.  I think it's going to do everything I'll need it to do.  Thanks, again!
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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21292 (RS_PRERELEASE) to the Dev Channel:  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21292 | Windows Insider Blog.

The build includes numerous fixes and improvements to news and interests on the taskbar aswell as about the weather experience. 

Fixes:
  • We’re continuing to work on improving x64 emulation on ARM64 thanks to your feedback. This build fixes issues in several apps, including crashes in Zwift, Serif Affinity Photo, and Your Phone as well as blank pages in Steam.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in an increase in Insiders seeing a message saying “Critical Error: Your Start menu isn’t work” in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue from the last two builds where explorer.exe / the Windows shell was hanging and or crashing, particularly after interacting with audio/video.
  • We fixed an issue where NTFS was logging false positive torn write events.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Teams and certain other apps unexpectedly displaying as just “Program” (instead of the app name) in Task Manager’s Startup tab.
  • We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to sort processes in Task Manager by Status.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in not seeing notifications following WIN + Shift + S shortly after clean installing or resetting your PC.
  • We fixed an issue from the previous build where when Xbox Game Bar was launched from Start or via the Windows key + G when using a text editor, the computer might appear unresponsive.
  • We fixed an issue where when using Windows with scaling greater than 100% in recent builds, if you opened and closed Task View, open windows would appear unexpectedly large in the transition back to the desktop.
  • We fixed an issue where typing “-“ on a number pad when using the Japanese IME wasn’t taking into consideration whether the IME was in full width or half width mode.
  • We fixed an issue where Hanja word conversion with the Korean IME wasn’t working in Excel when the Korean Language pack for Office was installed.
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Windows Insider Preview Build 19042.746 Released to the Beta and Preview Builds (20H2):  Releasing Windows 10 Build 19042.746 (20H2) to Beta and Release Preview Channels | Windows Insider Blog.

This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • We fixed a security vulnerability issue with HTTPS-based intranet servers. After installing this update, HTTPS-based intranet servers cannot, by default, use a user proxy to detect updates. Scans using these servers will fail if you have not configured a system proxy on the clients. If you must use a user proxy, you must configure the behavior using the policy “Allow user proxy to be used as a fallback if detection using system proxy fails.” To ensure the highest levels of security, also use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate pinning on all devices. This change does not affect customers who are using HTTP WSUS servers. For more information, see Changes to scans, improved security for Windows devices.
  • Addresses a security bypass vulnerability that exists in the way the Printer Remote Procedure Call (RPC) binding handles authentication for the remote Winspool interface. For more information, see KB4599464.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, and Windows Hybrid Storage Services.
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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Microsoft Edge Preview Builds
« Last post by Corrine on January 12, 2021, 05:53:13 PM »
Dev channel update to 89.0.760.0 is live

Added features:
  • Enabled Password Monitor on Mac.
  • Added Edge Update policies to edge://policy/.
  • Enabled support for the Browsing Data Lifetime management policy from Chromium.
  • Added a management policy to Define Preferred Languages.  Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not be available yet.
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