Goodbye Flash – Flash Support Ends 1 January 2021-How to continue to use Flash

Flash was an important part of my childhood and an important part of the middle aged internet. It was used to power Many online videos, Games, Applications, and many more, though since the introduction and widespread use of other technologies like HTML5, Flash has declined and is not being as well developed and support ended in 2021 CE for Flash. Most Browsers will have released their last update supporting it, and many browsers will disable flash on 14 January 2021CE. Many games have either been updated, taken offline, or something similar.  There are ways you can continue to use Flash though other methods.

  1. Ruffle

Ruffle is a software which can either Emulate Flash on your Desktop or as A Browser Extension. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and possibly other platforms which Chromium and Firefox based browsers can run on. It just came out and is still in development so is not on the Browser App Stores yet and is mostly recommended on Test or Development Environments.

2. Flashpoint

Flashpoint is a Desktop flash Emulator. It runs off of Apache to trick Flash Games to running on a Computer or Webserver other than the sites they were originally designed for (Many Games were site specific). It is only officially for Windows and it is recommended at this time to use a VM for this. The games run fairly well in this.  They have a huge archive of Flash Games available for download. You can either download the installer to just install the emulator, which in most cases I recommend, or you can download their whole 500GB library or apps, which is hard on Disk Space, would take a long time, and may not  update for games added in the future.  Flashpoint may be a good solution, but the Apache makes running it more complicated.

3. Running an Older Browser

You can download older versions of Browsers which may support flash. You can run Flash on a virtual machine or just a portable browser. Portable Versions of Chromium may have flash built in if they are older, but not too old. A virtual machine is still recommended.

4. Asbestosstar’s Browser V0,96

Asbestosstar’s Browser is a Security and Gaming Browser. Version 0,96 will include Ruffle Emulator so you will be able to use flash.

 

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008R2 End Support. Download a Browser for these OSs.

 

These operating Systems still make up a 3rd of the Desktop and Server marketshare and on 14 January 2020 CE Microsoft Will be Ending free Support for these. Paid Support lasts until 2023CE (Same time as Windows 8,1) . This applies to Windows 7. Windows Vista (Unofficially), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008R2. Windows Vista ended Official Support in 2017CE but since the structure of Windows Server 2008 was similar to that of Windows Vista updates could still be installed on Windows Vista. We have came across all these OSs at one point, as we Still Use Windows Vista for many of our middle spec  Virtual Machines and still have them on some of our computers,  like many other people. For this reason, we have updated our XP Browser so that it is also a Browser for Windows Vista-2008R2/7. It will now be referred to as “XPto7/2008R2 Browser by Asbestosstar.”. It is a Browser which has some of the basic Securities you need for surfing the Web and it supports older OSs and is easy to make even more secure (under the condition that you sacrifice some convenience) by Going to Clear Data, and Tell it to auto Delete after close. It is a great Browser Based on Maxthon 5.  Download it on the Link Below. Also, the Emmbedded version of Windows 7 is supported until 13 October 2020CE.

Download Browser for Windows 7

 

These are not the only products Microsoft is ending support for though, they have a whole list .

This Browser is supposed to be used temporally until you go to a Unix Like System, or for retro machines.

Windows XP Ends Support today.

April 9, 2019 is the day support for Windows XP or particularly Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 will end. It may have already ended. Embedded POSReady was the last version of Windows XP. A registry hack can be used on normal XP to receive these updates, and I recommend this. Sadly, there will unlikely be any more updates after today officially from Microsoft. Though MS has provided updates for some unsupported versions of XP when certain malwares have come, but this is rare and may never happen again. Also, The Windows Update Center will acquire a higher level of Encryption and Windows XP may not support it and may no longer be able to receive updates that already exist, you could still update Windows 2000 until 2015. I will be providing updates today on https://old.asbestosstar.com/xp.htm .
The end of Windows XP is sad for me, Windows XP was my childhood and one of the last good versions of Windows. ReactOS still is similar to Server 2003 which is similar to XP, and may be a good replacement.

Other Products are ending support on the same date: You can see here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4316957/products-reaching-end-of-support-for-2019

See more info on the death of XP here:
https://www.techrepublic.com/articl…s-embedded-posready-2009-reaches-end-of-life/

And be sure to check out
https://old.asbestosstar.com/xp.htm
For security to make up for the updates that will be gone. Today A browser was released, I plan to put more XP Stuff.