Google Chrome Gets Flash Plug-in and Users Not Happy

Tuesday Mar 30th 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Google adds Flash plug-in to the Chrome browser and some users are not happy about it.

Today, Google released the initial integration of Flash Player for the open source Chrome browser in their developer channel, but not everyone is impressed.

"Personaly I think it was a horrible idea. I hope you will handle all the security holes around Acrobat Reader and Flash," lyesmith commented on the Google announcement.

Chrome users have to issue a command-line flag to activate the Flash plug-in.

"Moving forward, Google will be including Flash Player in Chrome so users will always have the most current release and a safer and more seamless experience," the Adobe announcement said.

"I don't want this poison!," Laurent Smith commented.

Another comment echoed the consternation about this change to Chrome.

"Please, this is a *horrible* idea," Paul Traina said. "The last thing we want is this big chunk of buggy proprietary code with known security flaws as part of Chrome."

Traina asked, what happened to building a "lightweight fast browser?"

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