flash plugin becoming less important?
jerickson at logicalnetworking.net
Tue Feb 2 21:46:42 UTC 2010
Caroline Ford wrote:
> HTML 5's codecs are unfree.
> On 2 February 2010 15:38, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been reading recently of how various vendors, notably Google and Apple
>> are pushing to use new features of HTML5 to avoid the Flash plugin for
>> situations like video playing. Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome are all
>> implementing HTML5 at present.
>> Youtube is already testing videos played through HTML5 instead of Flash and
>> by all accounts the performance is markedly better -- though only Safari
>> and Chrome are supported just now.
>> This seems like good news for LTSP and the Linux desktop in general. What
>> must likely be the most common piece of proprietary software on linux
>> desktops may become less of a requirement. I for one will crack open a
>> bottle of bubbly (beer) when I can remove the flash plugin from my desktop.
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