Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Tue Oct 27 15:55:37 UTC 2009

--On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 04:13:52 -0500 Jerry <gesbbb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> That is precisely why I keep an XP box nearby. There is no way in hell
> that I would want to personally, or expect a colleague for that matter,
> to waste valuable time getting a simple plug-in to work; especially
> since I can do it in a matter of seconds on a Microsoft product.

The problem is, it's not a simple plugin.  It is on Windows.  On FreeBSD it 
requires manipulation precisely because *there is no plugin* for FreeBSD.  It's 
a Linux plugin being adapted to FreeBSD using linux emulation, which adds a 
layer of complexity that Windows doesn't have to deal with.

Imagine trying to get a Mac executable to run on Windows, and maybe you can 
understand why flash has always been problematic on FreeBSD (although great 
progress has been made.)

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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