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dj_flx
February 15th, 2006, 09:29 AM
So I kind of complained that I couldn't see the movie site for http://www.joekidonastingray.com/ (http://www.joekidonastingray.com/)- the response:


From: JKOS <info@joekidonastingray.com>
To: (my address)@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Flash
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 20:19:03 -0500


The Joe Kid site uses the latest Flash technology, unfortunately if one or two people can't view the site because they are on a system that is not able to display then that is an allowable margin on our part. I have asked Macromedia when they think that they will have the Flash 8 plugin available for Linux and will let you know as soon as I know.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

JKOS

So. Want. To go off.

Never mind the one or two people comment, what I want to know is -

What is it 8 does that 7 doesn't that this movie site needs?

Sorry. I had to get the Flash rant off my chest. [-(

TechSonic
February 15th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Yeah, Macromedia needs a Darlek to exterminate them for being lazy on the new release of Flash 8 for Linux.

Artificial Intelligence
February 15th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Macromedia won't release flash 8 for linux, I read they will work on flash 8.5 so the release fits with win flash 8.5.

junior aspirin
February 15th, 2006, 02:07 PM
when i find a site that needs flash 8 i just fireup internet explorer through wine, it works fine then. i know thats not the point, but its a temparary workaround.

Arktis
February 15th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Too bad Gnash (http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/) isn't flash 8 compatible.

Brunellus
February 15th, 2006, 02:39 PM
So I kind of complained that I couldn't see the movie site for http://www.joekidonastingray.com/ (http://www.joekidonastingray.com/)- the response:



So. Want. To go off.

Never mind the one or two people comment, what I want to know is -

What is it 8 does that 7 doesn't that this movie site needs?

Sorry. I had to get the Flash rant off my chest. [-(
You posted this elsewhere, too, so I'll mirror my response:

The "express install" sounds worrying. If a site wants to be able to install and execute programs on your computer without your permission or interaction....you probably don't want to be there anyway.

jeremy
February 15th, 2006, 07:39 PM
I stilll think it's just a flash in the pan!

briancurtin
February 15th, 2006, 08:34 PM
i still think flash sucks and wont install it

majikstreet
February 15th, 2006, 10:09 PM
IMO, If a site doesn't work in linux/firefox or whatever, SCREW IT! I don't care if your site won't work for me, it's probably not that great of a site anyway. I don't need to see a site that won't work in linux. poo-poo for them, they've lost a potential visitor/customer/whatever.

majikstreet

PatrickMay16
February 15th, 2006, 10:12 PM
There's nothing worse on the internet than a page that uses flash exclusively.
Flash is good for nothing other than animations or movies, and it annoys me more than anything when I find entire sites made using flash.

poofyhairguy
February 15th, 2006, 10:20 PM
IMO, If a site doesn't work in linux/firefox or whatever, SCREW IT! I don't care if your site won't work for me, it's probably not that great of a site anyway. I don't need to see a site that won't work in linux. poo-poo for them, they've lost a potential visitor/customer/whatever.


That attitude is what seperates long term Linxu desktop users from those that try it and go back to Windows in a month.

Sometimes you just have to deal with the fact you are going to make sacrifices.

Personally I'm sure that we would have Flash 8 if Adobe would not have bought them out.


Adobe seems to have a negative attitude about Linux....

gord
February 15th, 2006, 10:25 PM
as long as i can get my sbemails (http://www.homestarrunner.com) im happy -_-