02/11/2010, 08:46 AM
It's all the hype - (so it seems) so I'm curious as I'm sure the rest of the world is...
Will you install Flash?
Summarization of the pages that follow.
1) I dont agree to Adobe's idealogy, nor the fact that Flash is the biggest non-standardized component of the web. Can only run (by licensed-agreement) on x86* PC's (and soon mobile, yes). And, for linux currently, its a horrid nightmare... the most unstable binary on any of my systems.
2) I dont have to really explain why I dont agree with the license, its an agreement between each user and Adobe. enough said.
3) The more support it gets, the longer it will take to transition to the *real* standard, which will be HTML5 and that is in HEAVY development and looking/working VERY nicely. Continuance to support the Flash ideal is only delaying the advancement of HTML across ALL platforms.
in the pages that follow, there are several good questions and comments, but to flame me for my choice to not support and/or agree to Adobe's terms... well, you can pipe that to /dev/null . I'm not changing my mind.
For those that are objective to my objection, this link " http://lifehacker.com/5416100/how-ht...ou-use-the-web " describes it best. Happy surfing everyone!
Thanks for all who gave good input, and the poll is just as I expected, I see there are a few additions to the "No" list -- I'm sure you guys use linux primarily