Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:38 UTC, submitted by tjavailable
Linux Linux on the desktop seems to be the perennial second class citizen, but with Adobe's upcoming 64 Bit Flash 11 beta, Linux is getting a seat at the adults' table. It's being released for Windows, Mac, and Linux simultaneously.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by _txf_ on Sat 6th Aug 2011 11:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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I'd argue that if a random process running in user mode manages to crash the system this way (or if Flash needs more than normal user mode privileges to do its job), something's deeply wrong with the OSX graphics stack (or at least the version supplied in Lion). I'm used to see this kind of crashes on Linux distros, not on "professional" OSs that are sold in bundle with hardware for a hefty price.

Actually Lion is quite heavily sandboxed. Even video playback is heavily sandboxed. I imagine that flash has been sandboxed in most browsers for quite a while.

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