Linked by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Few hardware vendors have not yet launched their own mini laptop (or, "netbook"). Most brands these days produce their own version of the same hardware, with Intel's i386-compatible Atom cpu's and Windows XP installed on a spinning hard drive or sometimes still a solid state disk. Some Linux models are still sold by some vendors, among whom Asus, which more or less started selling in this OLPC-inspired genre of laptops.
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No flash?
by turbowei on Thu 21st May 2009 20:52 UTC
turbowei
Member since:
2009-05-21

No flash = say byebye to most of the multimedia contents on web. No youtube, no hulu. If you wanna spend that much money to buy a rock with which you can only read BBC or maybe slashdot, sure...

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RE: No flash?
by psychicist on Thu 21st May 2009 21:01 in reply to "No flash?"
psychicist Member since:
2007-01-27

I don't know about an official Flash Player from Adobe yet, although I've heard MIPS Technologies has signed an agreement with them to port their latest player to MIPS. In the meantime Gnash works, I can watch Youtube videos with it, but support for other flash applications is probably less mature.

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RE: No flash?
by rayson on Thu 21st May 2009 21:12 in reply to "No flash?"
rayson Member since:
2009-05-21

No flash = say byebye to most of the multimedia contents on web. No youtube, no hulu. If you wanna spend that much money to buy a rock with which you can only read BBC or maybe slashdot, sure...


So all those computers that don't have a Flash player are rocks???

Many people are fine using the opensource implementations of Flash. On the other hand, Mono and Java are supported on Loongson.

I totally disable Flash in Firefox on my Windows machine. I do all my surfing with Firefox, and only use IE to view videos on youtube.

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RE[2]: No flash?
by turbowei on Fri 22nd May 2009 16:21 in reply to "RE: No flash?"
turbowei Member since:
2009-05-21

"No flash = say byebye to most of the multimedia contents on web. No youtube, no hulu. If you wanna spend that much money to buy a rock with which you can only read BBC or maybe slashdot, sure...


So all those computers that don't have a Flash player are rocks???

Many people are fine using the opensource implementations of Flash. On the other hand, Mono and Java are supported on Loongson.

I totally disable Flash in Firefox on my Windows machine. I do all my surfing with Firefox, and only use IE to view videos on youtube.
"

Yes, if you haven't realized that, sux to be you.

You are not seeing the revolution of internet of incorporating much amazing artistry.

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RE: No flash?
by darknexus on Thu 21st May 2009 21:23 in reply to "No flash?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No Adobe Flash == Awesome! I've had enough of that greedy CPU hog, thank you. Both the open source implementations of Flash (Gnash and Swfdec) work fine with youtube, plus you can use Totem's Youtube plugin if you don't even want to use a web browser and you're using a GNOME environment. As for the other uses for Flash... I admit, I don't use them enough to care all that much, and it's not like you're going to be watching HD flash content on this thing anyway, and you'd probably end up actually using Flash a lot less than you'd initially think.

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RE[2]: No flash?
by Howie S on Fri 22nd May 2009 00:54 in reply to "RE: No flash?"
Howie S Member since:
2005-07-14

I'm with you. For all of flash's lackluster performance on Linux, I say let it fall. If in the next 5 years, flash would fall by the wayside, all the better. Maybe then we could have an open streaming standard -- like ogg/theora maybe?

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