Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
Posted Oct 16, 2008 18:21 UTC (Thu) by proski
In reply to: Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
Parent article: Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
It's not about purity. It's about maintainability. Why do I need to have a separate set of libraries to run a single piece of proprietary software? Why do I need to keep then updated and in-sync with the native libraries? Why do I need to spend my bandwidth downloading updates for 32-bit glibc? This puts me at disadvantage compared to those whose CPU is supported natively, yet I had to pay premium for a 64-bit CPU.
By the way, flash plugin is a CPU hog on some pages. I'd rather run in the native mode.
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