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One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

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Amid calls to accelerate the death of Adobe Flash Player, at least once PC vendor is taking matters into its own hands.

System76, a Denver-based vendor of Ubuntu Linux laptops and desktops, has stopped pre-loading Flash on its machines. The company is also strongly recommending that current customers purge Flash from their systems as well.

Unsurprisingly, System76 cited security as one of the main reasons for ditching Flash. While Flash’s security issues are hardly new, the plug-in has gone through a particularly rough patch over the last week, following the breach of Hacking Team. The surveillance software firm had been relying on several unpatched exploits, one of which could even work around the sandboxing in Google’s Chrome browser. Malicious groups immediately started tapping those exploits, sending Adobe into a mad scramble to secure its software.

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