Updates on Flash support for Linux
Posted Apr 19, 2012 5:27 UTC (Thu) by rsidd
Parent article: Updates on Flash support for Linux
The argument generally goes along the lines of "users are better off without Flash, and everything that Flash does now will soon be replaced by HTML5." Unfortunately, open source advocates have been saying that for years and Flash is still pervasive. It would be betting against history for Linux companies to assume that Flash support will soon be an issue of the past using any reasonable definition of "soon."
Though it may be betting against history, I see it happening already -- thanks, oddly enough, to the late Steve Jobs and his hostility to flash. (And flash doesn't work great on Android either.) You can't argue with millions of iPhone and iPad owners.
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