Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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RE[5]: Short answer...
by jessta on Tue 22nd May 2007 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Short answer..."
jessta
Member since:
2005-08-17

>> Playing video in flash is certainly broken.

>If playing video in flash doesn't work for you, then >it's likely a problem with your distro, not with the >website. I can watch Youtube videos on both OSX and >Windows, and for what I know Linux should do it too, so >it's probably not the website that is broken.

You misunderstand. Playing video in flash is a broken concept not a broken implementation.

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RE[6]: Short answer...
by Morin on Tue 22nd May 2007 17:17 in reply to "RE[5]: Short answer..."
Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

> You misunderstand. Playing video in flash is a broken concept not a
> broken implementation.

Why? It works. It works even better than most other kind of video playback I have experienced. What is so broken about it?

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RE[7]: Short answer...
by mmu_man on Tue 22nd May 2007 17:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Short answer..."
mmu_man Member since:
2006-09-30

It's not standard.
It doesn't work if you don't have a flash plugin.
It uses a generic plugin to load a code (that can be potentially malicious) to ask the plugin to display the video, which is utterly complicated for something that should be as simple as <embed src="..."/>.

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