Flash viewer for FBSD

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Sat Mar 6 11:15:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> If they don't want to make one, there's no way to convince
> them. Since the majority of free and standardized operating
> systems isn't oriented at market share, there is no reason
> for Adobe to follow a crying "Please!" :-)

There is only one way to convince them: through legislation!

You may live in a world of bliss where you can access your online
bank via standardized HTML, where you can fill in your IRS (or
equivalent) forms, various applications etc. without Flash, but
many parts of the world are a lot more dependent on Flash.

Of course, one can always send complaints to those banks and
public services who use Flash-only interfaces, but those complaints
usually get ignored and thrown in the grey dumpster. If you try to
escalate your complaint, the letter goes from the grey into the red
dumpster, but you're still effectively locked out.

That's the problem with near-monopolies of proprietary formats:
sometimes you can't escape them and have to resort to tricks
(like emulations etc...) to make them work.


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