concerning flash under freebsd

Programmer in Training pit at
Tue Jun 15 22:11:49 UTC 2010

Quoting Chuck Swiger <cswiger at>:

> On Jun 15, 2010, at 2:49 PM, Programmer in Training wrote:
> [ ... ]
>> While that may be, try telling that to your 4 yr old nephew who   
>> likes to play those flash based games on PBS Kids. Almost all   
>> Internet video has moved to flash as well (such as all the sermons   
>> on which my church uses). Flash is buggy, I'll give you  
>>  that, but "Don't install it." is not an option for a lot of people.
> Adobe supports Windows, MacOSX, Linux, and Solaris (from   
> ).  If it is   
> important to you that Flash works well, you should either persuade   
> Adobe to provide a FreeBSD version, or you should switch to using   
> one of the platforms on which Flash is supported.
> Regards,
> --
> -Chuck

I had little of the problems described in the original post (aside  
from needing an alias for killing flash, I never actually thought of  
making one until now). It doesn't change the fact that "Don't install  
it." isn't a valid option. I also take issue with the "well use a  
supported OS" schtick. I will tell Adobe to provide a FreeBSD-native  
release, though it would be nice to know I won't be the only one. I'm  
actually going right now to do so. Who's with me?

Yours in Christ,

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