flash plugin becoming less important?

Steve Rippl rippls at woodlandschools.org
Tue Feb 2 18:45:48 GMT 2010

Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> 	http://lifehacker.com/5416100/how-html5-will-change-the-way-you-use-the-web
> 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.
> 	http://www.youtube.com/html5
> 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.
> Gavin
I had been thinking the same thing when I saw this...


We can but hope!!

Steve Rippl
Technology Director
Woodland Public Schools
360 225 9451 x326

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