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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RE[3]: I don't get it
by WorknMan on Sun 31st Jul 2011 04:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't get it"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

On Windows:
- find Adobe website
- find download link for flash player
- download active X plugin installer
- download mozilla/chrome plugin installer
- run active X plugin installer
- run active mozilla/chrome plugin installer


I just open up Firefox and the first time it hits a website that needs Flash, it prompts me to install, and it's done. (I assume other browsers work the same way). IMHO, that's better than the command-line bullshit you gotta do in many Linux distros. See, one is easy, the other is intuitive. Do you understand the difference?

Edited 2011-07-31 04:17 UTC

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