Re: [OT] Re: Debian User List
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Andrew J. Barr wrote:
> Celejar wrote:
>> I can't access the site, since I don't have a flash extension
>> installed. See what not enabling flash can gain!
> I'm on a PowerPC laptop. Flash isn't an option for me. :P
Yes, that's why people shouldn't design flash only sites. Sure it might
be fine for people who like to make funny videos or something, but for a
business it is a stupid idea. Personally, if my bank decided to do
something so ludicrous I would change banks.
I have flash enabled in my browser, only so I can see the advertising,
which I block with adblock-plus ;-) Honestly, I think it is a shame
that flash has become a de-facto standard when Macromedia (now Adobe)
refuses to create the players for all systems.
If they refuse to create the software, the least they could do would be
to open the standard so that others could. Alas, that doesn't seem to
be the case, and Adobe is historically bad at this sort of thing. It
seems they are firmly in the MS camp, as are some other companies.
Alas, there is little we can do but hope that someone can reverse
engineer the format well enough to create packages that you can use.
Don't hold your breath because by the time they do, there will be a
newer version that everyone else moves to. A harsh bit of reality if
you ask me.
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