Flashplayer expiration & mini-mainframes
Lynn Steven Killingsworth
blue.seahorse.syndicate at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 00:40:25 UTC 2012
Dear FreeBSD -
I am looking forward to installing PC-BSD 9.1 at the end of the week!!
The Adobe website states that Flashplayer 11.2 will be the last ported to
Linux [although it will forever received security updates.] Flashplayer
11.3 I believe is the first to offer 64-bit support. It is rumored here
that Opera 12.5 is to be 64-bit - and could be ready now except that Opera
is writing their own Flashplayer like plugin. Are we that lucky?
I have been thinking about nearly commodity mini-mainframes for some
months and it appears that FreeBSD is the most well positioned. I have
heard that 1 in 6 'PC' server buyers asks their vendor for mainframe
functions such as are provided by ia64. Surely ASUS and Supermicro would
know that. I do not know how long it takes to write a kernel but I here
the Linux camp is whispering that they need an ia64 kernel. FreeBSD must
have been optimizing it ia64 kernel for at least 6 years. Is FreeBSD that
lucky? And of course I suppose AMD must want both a PC and workstation
chip and a different workstation and server chip?
Blue Seahorse Syndicate
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