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

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Fri Apr 30 22:33:31 EDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 08:12:50PM -0400, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) 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.

Yes, I'm pretty sure. :-)
I'm running 64-bit Slackware which doesn't run 32-bit programs.  Eg.
    1.  Adobe's "libflashplayer.so" works on 32-bit Slackware's Firefox,
	but doesn't work on 64-bit Slackware's Firefox.
    2.  "superpi" program (which calculates pi) runs on 32-bit
	Slackware, but doesn't on 64-bit.


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