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Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Unlike Apple and Microsoft, and despite numerous demands from their users, Linux distributions have been traditionally unable to directly ship the popular Adobe Flash Player with their packages, due to the closed source nature of the software and the restrictive license chosen by Adobe. While it does seems shorter than a regular EULA made by Microsoft with all the legalese that goes with it, it does still restrict redistribution in most cases, and the FAQ seemed to be clear about that point.
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by anda_skoa on Sat 30th Jul 2011 09:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
anda_skoa
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Except that in this case, much of the internet won't work at all without it.


Much of the Internet?
It would already be exaggerated to say much of the Web, but much of the Internet is borderline hilarious.

Lets assume for a moment that "normal people" don't use email, never use file sharing (ha!) and don't use any special purpose client software like games or media libraries.

Lets assume that these Internet users solely use a Web browser, what do you really need Flash for?

News portals? No
Travel or hotel booking? No
Online shopping? No
Online banking? Never heard of a bank requiring Flash but maybe there are some that don't want any customers.

I mean one of the main use cases of tablets is web browsing and the leading device (iPads) doesn't have Flash.

So I am sorry but I can't buy "much of the Internet won't work at all without it"

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