Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:37 UTC
Google Well, this was about as inevitable as Apple not losing a super-secret iPhone prototype: Google and Adobe have pretty much formed an alliance against the iPhone, in true the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend style. The agreement between the two companies is clearly a big middle finger towards Apple and the iPhone. Update: Apple has finally added a framework to Mac OS X that will enable accelerated Flash video content - something Adobe has been asking for. This should enable Adobe to greatly improve Flash video performance on Mac OS X. Anyone know about Linux?
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RE: Video acceleration on Linux
by kristoph on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 00:05 UTC in reply to "Video acceleration on Linux"
kristoph
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They don't because Linux is not important to them. That's why proprietary web technologies are evil (but supporting them, in this case, is good for business - Google's business).

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

They don't because Linux is not important to them. That's why proprietary web technologies are evil (but supporting them, in this case, is good for business - Google's business).

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And it's not important to them because Linux's market share is 1%. And that 1% is scattered across 100 distros which use different kernels, different libs, different apis,different versions of the same lib.

Paying developers to support Linux better isn't commercially justified. But if the likes of Red Hat and Canonical will sign some NDA with Adobe, I'm sure Adobe will be more than happy to let them improve flash for Linux.

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