Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:32 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Well, this is interesting. The New York Times caught wind of a special and secret meeting between Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe's frontman Shantanu Narayen. They claim the entire talk was dedicated to the fight against Apple, and one of the options discussed was... Microsoft acquiring Adobe.
Permalink for comment 444433
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Minor nitpick
by lemur2 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 22:50 UTC
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

FTA:

It would also spell disaster for the Linux version of the Flash Player - which already is kind of a disaster as it is.


I'm not sure why the Linux version of the Flash player can be considered a disaster:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/205575/adobe_unleashes_64bit_beta_fl...

This plugin works just as well on Linux systems as it does anywhere else. It is exactly the same version.

Some Linux browsers don't even require a Flash plugin:
http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/05/new-chrome-beta-gets-a-huge-speed-...

If Microsoft acquires Adobe and pulls the Linux version of the Flash plugin, there are other options for Linux where it may gain an open source Flash player with hardware acceleration:

http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26235

I'm really struggling to see any problem for Linux here.

Reply Score: 2