Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 10:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While most of us here on the OSNews team are proponents of HTML5, we're all fully aware that Flash serves an important role on the web today, and will most likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Flash has a rather spotty record when it comes to performance, and so far, hasn't been able to run well on mobile devices. It seems this is about to change, as an Adobe evangelist has showed off Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 (Froyo) running on the Nexus One. And eerlijk is eerlijk, it looks pretty darn impressive, especially considering how far they've come.
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Comment by spiderman
by spiderman on Tue 11th May 2010 11:51 UTC
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

The HTML5 stuff wouldn't have happened without Flash showing the way.
SVG actually predates Flash. Flash happened because SVG had no authoring tool. HTML 5 is good but still no authoring tool.
anybody can help improve Gecko/Webkit to fix performance, but only Adobe can fix Flash.
Use Gnash, FTW. Why people keep using Flash is beyond me. Gnash does run Youtube and daily motion fine so why use Flash?

I've tested Flash 10.1 beta/RC releases on both Windows and Linux, and they are MILES better, performance-wise, than previous releases.

WTF man? You are dutch! Just use the metric system like the rest of the world. Miles are from the middle ages. Even those who are still stuck with miles (in the UK and former colonies) know it! If after 200 years you still can't use meters, how can we expect people to use HTML 5?

Edited 2010-05-11 11:55 UTC

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RE: Comment by spiderman
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 11:52 in reply to "Comment by spiderman"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

WTF man? You are dutch! Just use the metric system like the rest of the world. Miles are from the middle ages. Even those who are still stuck with miles (in the UK and former colonies) know it!


We use "miles" in fixed expressions, e.g., "mijlenver" which means "miles afar".

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RE[2]: Comment by spiderman
by spiderman on Tue 11th May 2010 12:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by spiderman"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Well, some things never move. I guess Miles, IE 6 and Flash will haunt humanity until the end of time.

Edited 2010-05-11 12:02 UTC

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RE: Comment by spiderman
by smashIt on Tue 11th May 2010 17:34 in reply to "Comment by spiderman"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

SVG actually predates Flash. Flash happened because SVG had no authoring tool. HTML 5 is good but still no authoring tool.


according to wikipedia flash predates svg by 4 years

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RE: Comment by spiderman
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 11th May 2010 23:17 in reply to "Comment by spiderman"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

can't complain about idiom. Might as well try to change the Robert Frost poem to read "And kilometers to go before I sleep"

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RE: Comment by spiderman
by judgen on Wed 12th May 2010 01:00 in reply to "Comment by spiderman"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

You know there is a metric mile, right? its 10km.
Dix mille.

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