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

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Apr 30 22:20:37 EDT 2010


I *do* have trouble with Flash on 64-bit ubuntu 9.10 (from the official
repos).  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.  Sometimes I just get a
blank space where the action is supposed to be.  I have yet to get a
handle on the circumstances of it failing but it does seem to be more
likely if the browser (FF) has been running for a while.

Not exactly production-ready from my POV.  Of course, even on Windows, I
find Flash to be a glitchy, crash-prone piece of malware.


On Fri, 2010-04-30 at 20:29 -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists
> account) <aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote:
>         On Friday 30 April 2010 03:08:41 pm William Park wrote:
>         > 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...
>         
>         
>         Are you sure about that?
>         
>         $ uname -a
>         Linux aklaptop 2.6.31-21-generic #59-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 24
>         07:28:27 UTC 2010
>         x86_64 GNU/Linux
>         
>         I watch youtube and vimeo all the time without rebooting
>         anything.
> 
> Same here ...
> 
> Flash works for me on Firefix, Konqueror and Chromium on Kubuntu 9.10
> 64-bit.
> 
> No issues here. Flash itself can be unstable at times,but it does
> work.
> -- 
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