> To me, the biggest problem with flash is that Linux in general is seen as
> too hostile as a moving target platform for Adobe to want to continue
> releasing a standalone plugin outside of Chrome.
Hah! Remember how long it took Adobe to produce a 64bit-version of flashplayer for _any_ platform? There was an interview with a head developer who was whining on how hard it was, with all those different assemblers and such.
The simple fact was, the Adobe flashplayer team was a horde of incompetent nincompoops. Maybe still is. In any case, that is a far more likely cause for lacking support for <insert platform here>.