Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Nov 18 01:58:47 UTC 2010


On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:58:52AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Magnus Glantz wrote:
> > Because Adobe is not the one that pretty quickly risks loosing users.
> > Ignoring flash content on the web is not done as easy as you can change
> > between two Linux distributions.
> 
> Uh, for me it's much easier. I've run for years without ANY Flash plugin. At 
> the moment, I'm running Gnash (actually Klash, the KPart for Konqueror), but 
> those Flash things which work with it more often than not just annoy me (ads 
> etc.), so I keep considering just removing it.
> 
> I really don't see why Flash keeps getting considered "essential" 
> (particularly with YouTube now supporting HTML5 video).

there is the possibility of people having other use-patterns than you, some
of which may include the use of websites that require flash. be it of
leisure, business or other reasons.

the definition of "essential", once you get past oxygen, food and water is a
relative one.

Cheers,
  Peter


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