Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 18:35 UTC
Humor Every now and then, you come across things that make the internet worthwhile. So yeah, there's this whole genitalia length comparing competition going on between Adobe and Apple, where both companies are actually arguing, with straight faces, which of the two is more open (which to me comes across as Mario and Zelda arguing over who's less of a sell-out). Luckily, though, there's the internet to make us laugh.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 14th May 2010 23:06 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

How secure is Flash? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-secure-is-flash-heres-what-adobe...

Not very.

Adobe cannot get themselves out of the hole they are in until they first admit that they are wrong.

Watching this train wreak unfold is both sad and fascinating.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by l3v1 on Sat 15th May 2010 08:23 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't this should be the issue. As one commenter in the linked original post said, and I agree with it, take Windows, there are a lot (!) of crappy applications for/on it, including Apple products big time (e.g. quicktime and safari (oh god save us all)), and they all can live in relative peace. The issue here - which gets blurred more with each new iteration of this sharade - is that Apple retains too much control over the OS, which is nothing new really, but it's fairly over the edge when they preach their view about others' software quality and purpose to be the only truthful one, them being perfection embodied, others being mere mortals who should be enlightened.

It is idiotic, and the only ones they will hurt are themselves. And they deserve it.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by kaiwai on Sun 16th May 2010 03:31 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

How secure is Flash? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-secure-is-flash-heres-what-adobe...

Not very.

Adobe cannot get themselves out of the hole they are in until they first admit that they are wrong.

Watching this train wreak unfold is both sad and fascinating.


It reminds me very much of the claim that Adobe made that they never ship final versions of Flash with known crashes. We all know about the the bug that caused Flash to crash, had been existence for 16months and not a single thing was done by Adobe to provide an update to fix that bug until some heat was put underneath them.

From what I understand 'Pepper NPAPI' should improve Flash performance, out of process plugin provides better stability, and sandboxing with WebKit2 will hopefully improve security but these improvements don't negate the fact that when Adobe was staring a bug straight in their face all they did was go into a state of denial instead of doing something abut it the first time it was reported.

Edited 2010-05-16 03:32 UTC

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