64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?
bryan.sant at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 15:20:28 MDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Justin Findlay <justin at jfindlay.us> wrote:
> flash seems good for is strongbad and youtube, except I don't know why
Hmmm... Ya, good question. I'm pretty sure they'll have a streaming
No doubt there are some issues and frustrations with Flash player in
the browser from time to time. However, I've personally never had a
more problem-free experience viewing online streaming video on Linux,
than when I use Flash. Because of Flash's dominance as a streaming
video player, and because Adobe has provided a decent Linux version of
Flash player, I no longer have to send hate mail to websites that
would otherwise host their video content in a proprietary (typically
Unless I install proprietary codecs for mplayer (legally
questionable), the plugin is virtually useless, and even then it has
always been buggy for me. Flash-based video has been a huge
improvement. Granted it's not an OSS solution, but imagine how Linux
unfriendly the online video world would be without Flash (MS would
have free reign).
I say, three cheers for Adobe giving a crap about Linux and making
Flash player 9 work well with GTK+ and Linux.
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