Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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Die Flash Die!
by BrendaEM on Fri 11th Jun 2010 18:45 UTC
BrendaEM
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2005-11-23

For it's original stated purpose--rendering animation Flash was nice.

I think it a foolish choice to save the records of our changing world in propriety formats, and require special players to view them. Own your data; own your videos, as if the future of the world may depend on it.

Most people do not like sites with Flash navigation Flash navigation and content is subversive to the ideas of openness and accessibility. Who wants to learn some new "clever" scheme to navigate for the same things that almost every site has? Who wants to browse in a fixed resolution system--the size of a credit card--on a 24" monitor.

Adobe's cutting of Linux support aside, the user options and security problems aside--privacy and usability settings are hidden from the user in such a way that the user must go to a website to change their settings; what a stupid security habit to instill in people. Others have not even heard of the security settings in Flash.

If you are doing anything other than making content animations with flash, then you are part of the problem.

Flash had promise for animations; but because of its misuse, and I want it to die. For the good of the Internet--Die Flash Die!

Edited 2010-06-11 18:53 UTC

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RE: Die Flash Die!
by darknexus on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:36 in reply to "Die Flash Die!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

+100! I'd mod you up but I've already posted in this thread. ;)

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RE: Die Flash Die!
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 11th Jun 2010 22:32 in reply to "Die Flash Die!"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

I think it a foolish choice to save the records of our changing world in propriety formats, and require special players to view them. Own your data; own your videos, as if the future of the world may depend on it.

+1
I can't agree more!

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RE: Die Flash Die!
by Neolander on Sat 12th Jun 2010 05:37 in reply to "Die Flash Die!"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think it a foolish choice to save the records of our changing world in propriety formats, and require special players to view them. Own your data; own your videos, as if the future of the world may depend on it.

Well, it's just as foolish to store those record on the servers of one single company which, like all companies, has "making more money" as a #1 goal.

Yet people somehow manage to get excited about the various forms of cloud computing (from Youtube and streaming to ChromeOS)

And it sounds equally foolish to store those precious records on supports which hardly last 5 years.

Yet hard drive manufacturers, who have to make a density/transfer rate/durability compromise when designing platters, have always chosen to optimize density over durability, even though a lot of people would prefer a 120 GB hard drive which lasts 15 years over a 1TB hard drive which lasts 5 years. Contrast with the durability of an average book (even though heavy use of chlorine to make paper whiter tends to it age less good than older paper).

It seems to me that the digital world does not care that much about its memory...

Edited 2010-06-12 05:40 UTC

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