Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
Posted Oct 16, 2008 19:03 UTC (Thu) by Ed_L.
In reply to: Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
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It's about maintainability. Why do I need to have a separate set of libraries to run a single piece of proprietary software?
You don't. This is GNU/Linux. You don't need
to run proprietary software at all.
Why do I need to keep then updated and in-sync with the native libraries?
You don't. That's what apt-get and yum are for.
Why do I need to spend my bandwidth downloading updates for 32-bit glibc?
Unless you are on dialup, you will never notice.
This puts me at disadvantage compared to those whose CPU is supported natively, yet I had to pay premium for a 64-bit CPU.
Your 64-bit CPU is
supported natively. Its your choice (your
choice) of OS that may be giving you problems. Just what "premium" did you pay for your 64-bit CPU? What premium do you pay for Adobe Flash? And what premium are you willing
to pay for an official 64-bit Adobe Flash?
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