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Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Jun 4 14:10:24 UTC 2012

On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:27:31 -0400, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> >>For a server, you don't need a lot of fancy stuff such as Adobe Flash
> > and do you need this for a non-server? Adobe don't want us (FreeBSD users)
> > to use their closed-source software. And i respect their will and don't
> > use it. Which resulted in much easier browsing by the way :)
> Some, too many, web sites are difficult or impossible to access
> without Adobe Flash.

Those aren't web sites, those are "Flash" sites. :-)

With the upcoming decline and fall of "Flash" in mind, one
should not have to worry too much. When HTML 5 gets finally
adopted (including its audio, video and interactivity features),
which is essential to gain acccess to the growing mobile
markets, "Flash" will just be an unpleasant memory, just
like "Java on the web". :-)

> Adobe may discontinue Linux version of Flash plugin except
> when bundled with Chrome browser.

There are alternatives that seem to work well enough (e. g. gnash).

> Some web sites use Flash just to be annoying, not to create a video.

Yes, "Flash" has taken the place that formerly has been occupied
by animated GIFs, except now sound and forced interactivity, as
well as slowness and bloat, have been successfully added.

Magdeburg, Germany
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