Flash not pre-installed on MacBook Air - Good idea or bad idea?

It seems that it's no accident that Apple's new MacBook Air ships without Flash support.

It seems that it's no accident that Apple's new MacBook Air ships without Flash support.

Speaking to Engadget, Apple spokesman Bill Evans had this to say:

We're happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe.

It also seems that this no-Flash policy will roll out across all Mac products soon.

So, do you think that it's a good idea to remove Flash from the OS and allow users to go find it themselves, or is this a bad idea that causes users unnecessary hassles?

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Personally, I think it's a good idea. Flash installs go rancid and toxic incredibly quickly, forcing users to update. This move just makes sure that users are given the latest version of Flash when they need it, rather than relying on an old version that might be months out of date.

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