[ubuntu-uk] BBC to develop Flash-based iPlayer for Linux

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Wed Oct 17 14:00:58 BST 2007


Lucy wrote:
> I agree that it's a big step forward, but it will still require the
> use of non-free software from one company and (I think) will still use
> DRM. I'm running a 64 bit version of Ubuntu with a 64 bit version of
> Firefox, therefore Adobe's flash isn't available to me, unless I use a
> 32 bit version of Firefox - I could be wrong here though.
> 
> We are still some way from having free access to programs unfortunately.
> 

I couldn't agree more. I'm running 32-bit Ubuntu on my 64-bit machine 
partly because I couldn't run Flash natively. It infuriates me that 
Adobe don't even seem to be considering porting their software.

Tom



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