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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RE: No flash?
by darknexus on Thu 21st May 2009 21:23 UTC in reply to "No flash?"
darknexus
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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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RE[3]: No flash?
by darknexus on Fri 22nd May 2009 11:04 in reply to "RE[2]: No flash?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well, I don't hate Flash itself... just Adobe's unstable, resource hog of a player. If you think it's bad on Linux, try it on OS X and watch your CPU temp skyrocket after about ten minutes of use. Couple this with the fact that Adobe never seems to feel that fixing issues is important. It's too bad Adobe won't open up Flash, and I mean all of Flash not just their Openscreen project. That way there could be better players than Adobes and on more architectures. But, that's about as likely to happen as a universal open streaming format.

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