Linked by V. Deseinture on Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC
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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Flash is common in Linux distros
by jessesmith on Sat 30th Jul 2011 13:21 UTC
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I'm not sure which distro the submitter is using, but lots of Linux distros ship with Flash enabled. Those that don't have Adboe's Flash will often include Gnash. It's getting rare to find a distro that doesn't include one or the other.

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