[kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Fri Apr 30 15:08:41 EDT 2010


On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 10:43:39AM -0700, Raul Suarez wrote:
> --- On Fri, 4/30/10, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> >   http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
> > 
> > what do others think of this hissy fit?
> > 
> 
> I think that it is difficult to disagree with Jobs on this one.
> 
> Ask Linux end users what is the most frustrating app and they will
> most likely point to Flash: Slowing down the computer, crashing the
> browser, showing choppy video.
> 
> What I find quite interesting is that now vendors start arguing to see
> which one is the most "open" and have strategies to participate in
> Open source.
> 
> I don't think that we are at the "then we win" stage, but I wouldn't
> have expected to hear arguments like this from closed minded companies
> just a few years back.
> 
> Raul Suarez

I have different take on this.  I run 64-bit, and Flash doesn't run on
the 64-bit Firefox that comes with the OS.  So, every time I come across
something in Flash that I have to see, I have to boot up 32-bit OS
(sometime VM, sometimes real OS).  Pain in the...

-- 
William




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