Adobe flash stopped there support and updates of there flash plug-in back in 2012 .
And Linux has taken the steps to just block adobe flash altogether .
The second reason this has accrued is adobe flash was actually a reversed engineered hack leaving adobe flash somewhat of a security risk .
What Has Linux Done
Basically Linux has picked up the ball were adobe flash dropped it .
As they hope for a win , win here by bringing a more stable environment threw Google Sandbox as well by blocking adobe flash it will put a force on some to move to newer distros that work with the newer Architecture ( AUR ) .
For best Results
If you are using an older distro and have noticed that certain videos and flash websites are not displaying or malfunctioning , places like but not limited to face-book , youtube but you like the older distro I suggest reviewing everything else you work with to be assured they are functioning properly and if the room is available then partition the hard drive and install a second newer distro .
This will give you the applicable time to get the newer distro up two par with the other things you may be working with .
Or maybe you will decide to keep both .
Noticing How The Pros Do It
I myself do not consider myself a pro Linux user but the other members of grephaxs team are in that pro league and I have Ben taking notes and making observations not only within grephaxs but also with other pros on-line .
And I think two of the biggest observations I have maid were .
1 ) Using common sense .
2 ) Switching between distros for trouble shooting and determining why something works in one but not the other .
So Whats To Be Blocked
The removal of ( NPAPI ) plug-ins , Techcrunch throws a pretty good picture together so that you can understand a little better and rule out any type of corruption .
So without further delay straight out of the archives of Techcrunch I give you the removal and blockage of NPAPI .
What Is NPAPI
NPAPI is a cross platform plug-in originally created by Netscape according to wikipedia so without further delay straight out of the archives of wikipedia I give you the NPAPI .
The new architecture that Linux’s is using is AUR and for this I will refer you to omgubuntu .
So without further delay straight out of the archives of omgubuntu I give you AUR .
How to Get Pepper/flash
The first step is to discover if your distro can handle the suppository for pepper/flash .
So to explain this I found a nice wiki Paige this Paige explains how to install pepper/flash into chromium .
So without further delay straight out of the archives of wikiubuntu I give you getting pepper/flash for chromium in Ubuntu .
Things do appear to be a little confusing in the Linux world as we try to figure out who’s playing in what sandbox .
Other issues noticed with the new changes but are not limited to .
1 ) High memory usage .
2 ) Video crashes ( crashes whole system )
3 ) Awe snap error .
Things to look for to help resolve these issues .
1 ) Review extensions ( you could have an active extension that is being blocked ) .
2 ) Flush your history ( it is highly unlikely but something there could cause problems ) .
3 ) Bookmarks it may be a pain but look at there address so to remember them flush ( return and re-bookmark ) .
Peace have a great Google day surfing the Linux Ubuntu wave I am out .