flash games on facebook

Gilles Gravier gilles at gravier.org
Thu Apr 30 10:14:23 UTC 2009


Graham Todd wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:15:07 -0800 (AKDT)
> Damien Hull <dhull at digital-overload.net> wrote:
>> Why do we have so much trouble with flash on Linux? Is there a fix
>> for this?
> [snipped]
> The problems stem from the Linux philosophy and the unwillingness of
> the software licencees to comply with that philosophy.
> [SNIP]
Or you could join the real world and install the native Flash plugin for
Firefox for Linux...

And then it will all work.

I'm all for sharing. But I respect the fact that some companies have
elected not to share their source. I think it's not the best way to do,
but it's their choice. I know they are missing a lot by not letting the
community contribute, but it's their choice.

Nevertheless, they sometimes have good products. In the case of Flash...
Now that Adobe keeps an up-to-date version of Flash player for Linux
(and for Solaris, for that matter - yeah!) I use it and don't bother
with incompatibilities of other flash plugins that have been developed
through reverse engineering.


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