Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
Posted Oct 22, 2008 14:08 UTC (Wed) by pr1268
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I think that the "we are incompetent" idea of that blog entry is a (backhanded) criticism of the Linux toolchain.
Porting proprietary apps to Linux does require a high level of competence; a lot of the MS Windows-only application support comes from vendors who are simply too lazy to figure out Linux APIs.
However, the diverse API model actually helps Linux--either the vendors will have to work extra-hard to get their apps working reliably in Linux, or they may (and sometimes do) get lazy and just release the specs to the Open Source community.
I have serious issues with Flash, er, the rampant overuse of Flash on Web sites, but I do admire Adobe for at least acknowledging that Linux exists and is used. That's a lot more that what most software vendors do.
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