[PLUG] flash on firerfox to stop?

Shridhar Daithankar ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Fri Feb 24 22:07:26 PST 2012


On Saturday, February 25, 2012 11:01:31 AM Mayuresh wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:22:08AM +0530, Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
> > no choice for users, sadly..
> 
> Worse for BSD users - no chrome either as yet. Currently Linux-flash
> plugin works fine on BSDs through Linux emulation layer.
> 
> Do not know whether flash-through-chrome arrangement applies to Linux
> version of chrome. Guess not since Adobe won't be supporting Linux at all
> in future revisions.
> 
> Contrary to the articles saying mozilla is affected, all non Windows users
> will be affected, if I understand it right.
> 
> Only when people will have to pay from their own pockets to buy Windows
> would perhaps there will be a pressure to support open platforms. Namely:
> 
> - piracy should be in check
> 
> - pre-installed software's cost should be stated separately from that of
>   hardware and option to not buy the latter must be given.
> 
> - Wherever an institution buys software - whether your kid's school or
>   your dayjob, someone should be questioning the costs of proprietary
>   software when more cost effective and quality options are available.
> 
>   (Argh.. they'll give it free to schools and colleges and deliberately
>   so.  Spoil your future buyers at an early age so much that they won't
>   look for alternatives even if you pay them to do so!)
> 
> May sound like day dreaming. But of so many possibilities these are the
> ones I found closer to being feasible.

All those measures are necessary and will help but it is still playing by the 
rules set up by proprietory formats.

For a real change, the playground must change. like apple did in favour of 
html5.
-- 
Regards
 Shridhar


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