Linked by V. Deseinture on Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Unlike Apple and Microsoft, and despite numerous demands from their users, Linux distributions have been traditionally unable to directly ship the popular Adobe Flash Player with their packages, due to the closed source nature of the software and the restrictive license chosen by Adobe. While it does seems shorter than a regular EULA made by Microsoft with all the legalese that goes with it, it does still restrict redistribution in most cases, and the FAQ seemed to be clear about that point.
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by viton on Sat 30th Jul 2011 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

Except that in this case, much of the internet won't work at all without it.

LOL. No one of the sites I visiting daily use flash.
Mainly news and programming-oriented stuff, blogs.
And I browsing'em all in iOS without any issue.
I wonder if any useful sites still use flash? I don't play flash games.

Edited 2011-07-30 15:19 UTC

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by Liquidator on Sat 30th Jul 2011 16:25 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

OSNews is one of the few sites I visit that doesn't use Flash. My news site uses Flash for video excerpts, YouTube does use Flash, Gmail uses a Flash file for real-time I/O, etc...

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by viton on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 07:58 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

My news site uses Flash for video excerpts

Yes, some sites use flash to post videos. But I can't remember the last time I had trouble with that.
Anyway this is a good reason to abandon proprietary web tech.
h.264 can be evil or not, but it is supported by a number of companies in contrast to anemic bug makers - adobe.
I don't like to support Flash and manufacturers who choiced an "easy way" and included it.

YouTube does use Flash

Youtube has html5 version. Embedded youtube videos are viewable on iOS. iOS has custom youtube app anyway.

Gmail uses a Flash file for real-time I/O

I/O of what?

Edited 2011-08-02 08:06 UTC

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