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 kaiwai on Sun 7th Aug 2011 00:44 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.

The system obviously hasn't crashed if I am able to move the cursor around and people with similar problems can ssh - the issue is related to the application itself. If something runs in user space and affects something else that runs in user space then the issue is with the application going rogue and the vendor failing to fix it.

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