This just shut me up about flash.

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  1. graywolf

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    I found this website from another member's post, read it, and it stopped me from complaining about flash ever again.

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    Link broken
     
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    Works for me. I will read later, though. A bit too long at the moment ~ I have the head cold from hell.:(
     
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    Hope you feel better soon. And the link works. It will redirect you a couple of times though. That might be your problem.
     
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    The article is from Apple. It is just the same excusses they have used forever to hide why they do not want to do what nearly every other platform can do
     
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    Hmm... I tried it a couple times. Even stripped the redirect and reference off and tried the apple URL. Oh well.
     
  7. graywolf

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    Sorry chuck norris. Google it maybe. As for funn4lo, steve provides legitimate responses to my burning questions; why not have flash? They would make so much more money. His response: flash is outdated, and the biggest things people would need it for is YouTube and there is a special YouTube website that doesn't have flash and there is an app. Also flash is a HUGE security hole which is the downfall of 90% of windows computers and is one of the only ways, dare i say it, that a Mac can get a virus. Html5 is the new way to go.
     
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    Thanks for the post

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    Interesting, but not a complete answer

    This article explains well why an entire operating system should not rely on Flash. It does not as effectively argue why you can't support Flash as one part of your operating system.

    1. It's "proprietary": What's the downside of supporting a component of your product that's proprietary? If it doesn't work, we know to whom we should complain.

    2. We can or cannot access the "full web": Perhaps there are plenty of areas we can access. However, if We could access everything, then we wouldn't be having this conversation. There must be enough Flash-only content that it's worth talking about it.

    3. Reliability, security, and performance: See #1. If it doesn't work, we know to whom we should complain.

    4. Battery life: Perhaps we could let the user decide if the loss of battery longevity is worth whatever it is that he or she is able to access through Flash.

    5. "Touch": A real potential problem. Too bad we can't know for sure because Flash isn't supported on our devices.

    6. Being "at the mercy" of third-party developers: probably true. Flash may well stagnate because the development lags behind demand. Hasn't stopped Flash so far, but could in the future. It wouldn't exactly cripple the operating system if a limited set of applications didn't make progress along with the rest. We'd learn to move on.

    The bottom line is that it is hard to imagine how Flash support could make things that much worse.
     
  10. Spink10

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    True

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